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Police: Florida father shoots, kills daughter's abusive ex-boyfriend

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Gainesville Police Department

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A man who physically assaulted his ex-girlfriend was shot and killed by the woman's father, according to Gainesville Police.

The incident happened last Friday night at the Polos Apartments.

According to police, a woman's ex-boyfriend physically assaulted her at her apartment and then fled the scene. The woman's father arrived at the apartment afterwards.

Police say the ex-boyfriend returned to the apartment about 30 minutes later and entered the residence.

"The father, who was armed with a handgun, fired one shot at the suspect which struck him in the chest," police say in a release.

The ex-boyfriend exited the apartment after being shot. Police then arrived on scene and found him dead next to his car.

An investigation is ongoing.

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No charges have been filed at this time.

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