Man Trimming Trees Was Killed By Neighbor, Florida Cops Say


78-year-old Florida Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Neighbor Who Was Trimming Trees

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (VCSO) – 78-year-old Edward S. Druzolowski has been taken into custody on a charge of second-degree murder. He was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail overnight and is being held without bond pending first appearance.

The victim, 42-year-old Brian J. Ford, was trimming tree limbs along the fence line between 1880 and 1890 Alameda Drive when Druzolowski confronted him about being on his property. Druzolowski told detectives he threatened to shoot Ford, and when Ford didn’t leave, he shot him.

The Sheriff’s Office received 2 911 calls reporting the incident around 7:13 p.m. The first two deputies on scene attempted life-saving measures until EMS arrived, but Ford was pronounced deceased on scene.

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