“Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan told Florida Today the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between a woman who worked in the Melbourne Square Mall food court and the woman’s husband,” foxnews.com reports.
She said the man had a gun and shot his wife. A co-worker of the woman then tried to get the gun away from the husband and was shot in the struggle and died. The mayor told the paper the husband then apparently shot himself. The paper said a police official briefed Meehan on the shooting.
One wonders how that might have gone down if the good samaritan had been armed. No guarantee of anything of course, but a better chance of survival.
Protection? Retribution? Suicide prevention? Something.