Vladimir Santos Shot By Landlord for Not Paying Rent, Leaves Behind Three Kids and Pregnant Wife
The owner, Julian Gonzalez, 35, of Port St. Lucie, still showed up Monday afternoon at the house in 2300 block of Northeast 135th Lane to collect the rent. An argument ensued, and Gonzalez pulled a firearm from his waist and shot Santos in the head. He died on the scene.
That bullet instantly left Maria, who is nine months pregnant, a single mother of what's soon to be four young children. In fact, the murder happened only one day after her baby shower.
Neighbors tried to help Santos after the shooting, but he died in the hands of a neighbor. Witnesses say that the three sons saw Santos laying dead in his own blood.
"Over money, you don't take somebody's life. You don't. You don't," Beatriz Almansa a family friend told CBS4.
Gonzalez was caught later in the day, arrested, and is being charged with second degree murder.
[CBS4 | WSVN | Herald]