A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his disabled landlord who was attempting to evict him.
On Saturday, the landlord entered a bedroom the suspect, 50-year-old Michael Michael Mathews, had rented in Sanford and demanded he and his girlfriend leave the home, according to an arrest report.
The landlord threatened to have a friend forcibly remove them if they did not leave within 10 minutes, according to FOX 35 Orlando.
After about 15 minutes, the landlord returned and demanded that they leave once more. According to deputies with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Mathews then pulled out a gun and began waving it around, ordering the landlord to leave.
When the landlord turned to leave the room, Mathews allegedly shot him in the collarbone.
According to the report, Mathews later stated that he was “tired of the way he was being treated and disrespected in the house,” and that the landlord kicked his girlfriend while approaching him in the bedroom.
Authorities claim that the landlord was not armed and did not threaten violence with a weapon. The shooting was deemed unjustified by investigators.
Mathews was booked into the Seminole County jail, where he also faces a charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.