Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Public safety

New Port Richey man charged with attempted murder after deputies say he shot his daughter's boyfriend

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County sheriff's deputies charged a 44-year-old man with attempted second-degree murder after his daughter came home from work Wednesday morning to find her live-in boyfriend shot.

The girlfriend, whose name was not released, called 911 just after 11:45 a.m. Sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow said it appeared that the daughter's boyfriend had been shot shortly before then.

Michael Davis, 26, had been shot in the upper body and was taken to a nearby hospital, Snow said. He was in critical condition, according to a Sheriff's Office alert released Wednesday afternoon.

Jeffrey Ronald Davis (no relation to Michael Davis) was arrested later in the day. His past arrests include charges related to simple battery, aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Neighbor Carla Lussier, 58, said the father, the daughter and the boyfriend have lived at 5406 MacArthur Ave. for only about six weeks. They appear to be renters, and neighbors said they had heard shouting at the house before.

Snow said deputies have responded to domestic-related incidents there at least five times.

Jeffrey Ronald Davis was booked into the Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday afternoon, where he remained without bail.

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