Boyfriend threatens Florida woman with tomahawk so she shoots him dead: Cops

A Florida woman shot and killed her boyfriend Thursday night when she found him with a tomahawk raised above her while she was lying in bed, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Jill Fritch, 59, told deputies that she grabbed a gun next to the bed and shot Troy Sorrell, 60, in self-defense, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant.

Gant said no charges have been filed against Fritch, but the late Thursday night shooting remains under investigation.

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Detectives recovered the gun used in the shooting, a shell casing, and a tomahawk with a 2-foot long handle, Gant said.

According to Gant, Fritch had an protection order against Sorrell from 2015 until January 2020, and deputies conducted a well-being check in October when Fritch said Sorrell was carrying a gun and wearing military gear.

At the time, however, Fritch said she did not feel threatened.

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