Father shoots mother's boyfriend in leg during child custody dispute, deputies say

Published March 14, 2018

LUTZ — A child custody dispute led a father to shoot the boyfriend of the mother of his child in the leg on Wednesday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The wounded man did not suffer life-threatening injuries, deputies said.

The incident took place at about 4:45 p.m. in the 24500 block of Crosscut Road, deputies said. The two parents of a young child got into an argument at a home there.

An altercation broke out, deputies said, and the father shot the other man in the leg. The boyfriend was treated at a local hospital. The child was uninjured in the incident.

None of the people involved in the incident were identified.

The father is being held for questioning, deputies said, but no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.