Police: Son shot mom's fiance, self - FOX 13 News

Police: Son shot mom's fiance, self

Posted: Updated:
PINELLAS PARK (FOX 13) -

Pinellas Park police say a woman witnessed a terrifying murder-suicide attempt involving her fiancé and son.

It happened late Wednesday night at the Town Place Suites on 49th Street.

According to police, the family was staying in the motel because their home caught fire.

Just before 10 p.m., Anthony McClaney Jr. walked into the motel room and shot his mother's fiance, Mitchell Arnold, killing him.

The mother then told police that McClaney Jr. told her he was going to "meet Jesus mama" and shot himself in the head.

He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and police said Thursday that his condition was grave.  

Police say the shooter has a history of mental illness.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices