A man armed with a machete was shot and killed and a woman hospitalized after a domestic dispute turned deadly in Coral Springs Sunday night. Neighbor Sylvia Gonzalez speaks about the shooting.
A man armed with a machete was shot and killed and a woman hospitalized after a domestic dispute turned deadly in Coral Springs Sunday night.
Coral Springs Police spokesman Lt. Joe McHugh said officers responded to the home in the 5300 block of 126th Avenue around 8:20 p.m. and found a man, 46-year-old Glenroy Jacobs, dead in the road with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
Jacobs' girlfriend, Coretta Belinda Tombling, had a severe laceration on her hand after he cut her with a machete, and she was taken to North Broward Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, McHugh said.
McHugh said the two were injured in a domestic dispute and no other suspects were being sought.
During the dispute, Jacobs armed himself with a machete and his girlfriend armed herself with a firearm.
The couple has been together off and on for around four years and have a 2-year-old child together, McHugh said. The young girl and the girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter were present during the dispute but were unharmed, McHugh said.
The girlfriend, who wasn't identified, was in stable condition Monday.
Neighbors said they heard a loud boom, and were shocked to hear what had happened.
"This has been a very quiet neighborhood, " neighbor Sylvia Gonzalez said. "It's really scary."
A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman said that Broward Sheriff's Office child protective investigators will work with Coral Springs Police to provide services to the children.
Police are still investigating the incident.