Florida man shoots, kills woman searching for her dog

83-year-old held on no bond

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PARRISH, Fla. - An 83-year-old Florida man shot and killed a woman after her daughter and brother-in-law knocked on his front door while searching for a missing dog, sheriff's officials said.

Manatee County Sheriff's officials said Eugene Matthews opened the door about 7 p.m. Tuesday and started firing a handgun. The bullets struck Rebecca Rawson, 64, who had stayed in the car parked outside, officials said.

Rawson was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Matthews was taken to the Manatee County Jail, where he remained without bond on Wednesday. Jail records don't list an attorney.

Authorities said Rodney Rawson, 62, and Kathryn Rawson, 26, were looking for their dog when they went to Matthews' house.

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No other injuries were reported.

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