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Father killed in front of children after responding to ad about dog

Father killed in front of children after responding to ad about dog

A Florida father was murdered in front of his children while trying to buy a puppy through a Facebook advertisement.

Scott Bowman, 39, and his bride-to-be, Chelsea, had responded to a post by a pet owner who said he was giving away the animal he found.

Pictured Jacksonville, Florida father, Scott Bowman with his two children.nearly 20 hrs later investigators at home where man was shot and killed on the Westside. The man has been arrested, and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

According to WFOX, after the shooting, the eight-year-old and four-year-old ran to their neighbor's home.

When he got there, he was invited inside the home. "And he doesn't leave", Chelsea Bowman said.

Bowman's fiancée said the seller insisted on bringing the dog to their home.

"He gets very, very volatile, very, very drunk", Chelsea Bowman said.

Chelsea says she and Scott were going to soon remarry.

Chelsea Bowman indicated that the man grew angry when he was asked to leave and began beating Scott Bowman when he returned from the bathroom.

The youngest childran to a neighbor's home for help, screaming, 'you shot my dad!' She said she could hear the alleged gunman banging on the walls at JSO.

'They were just terrified and just kept repeating, "My dad, there's blood everywhere,"' she says.

The man was detained by police at the scene and taken in for questioning.

JSO said Friday that the individuals involved in the shooting have been identified and that the investigation is ongoing.

In the meantime, Bowman says the visitation and memorial for Scott will be hard.

"I miss him. I just want him back", she said.

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