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Man kills his grandfather in Hernando County, deputies say

Timothy Gaffney, 20, faces charges including second degree murder.
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Published Nov. 7, 2019

RIDGE MANOR — A 20-year-old man shot and killed his grandfather early Thursday in Hernando County, deputies said.

Authorities found Dana Gaffney, 57, shot at his home on Wheystone Drive shortly after 8 a.m. He died soon after at a local trauma center, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Timothy Gaffney, 20, is accused of shooting and killing his grandfather.
Timothy Gaffney, 20, is accused of shooting and killing his grandfather. [ Hernando County Sheriff's Office ]

Timothy Gaffney faces charges of second degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Deputies said they caught him two hours after the shooting near his grandfather’s home, following a brief foot chase.

Investigators do not know yet what led to the shooting, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

No further information was immediately available.