Man, 76, shot caregiver in head, Orange County deputies say

Woman says man suffers from dementia

Published On: Jul 15 2013 07:53:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 12:55:46 PM EDT
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

A caregiver was shot in the head in Orlando by a 76-year-old man she says is suffering from dementia.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the 2100 block of Scranton Avenue.

The woman, who was shot in the head and hand, told Orange County sheriff's deputies that the man asked her for a ride and she told him he had to wait a few minutes.

She then said she was lying in her bed when the man came into her room and fired a rifle at her two or three times, according to the sheriff's office.

The man was arrested on attempted murder charges, but the woman said she doesn't want to press charges because he has dementia and needs medical attention.