A Florida woman is in clothes and police custody after, witnesses say, she shot a man dead while naked then pointed the gun at others with, “Who wants it next?”
Nobody did. She went back into her apartment.
That’s the witness and police account of Saturday morning’s neighborly dust-up at 201 Shady Place, as summarized by Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri on video to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Apt. 2 resident Latasha Reaves, 39, was arrested for second degree murder in the killing of 46-year-old Patrick Robinson, the resident of Apt. 8.
Capri said, around 11:30 a.m., “According to witnesses, the suspect came out of Apt. 2 — female, naked, no clothes — came out with a firearm, confronted our victim and fired a shot at point blank range. Of course, he fell down.”
When asked about women who came out of the building as police arrived, Capri said, “I think those women might’ve been neighbors she threatened. Once our victim was shot, she pointed the gun at the other witnesses there and said, ‘Who wants it next?’ Of course, they backed off. She ran back into her apartment and barricaded herself in the home.”
Capri said police couldn’t get to Robinson’s body “because we didn’t know if she was going to shoot at us.” But she surrendered to the SWAT team without further incident.
According to the arrest report, a witness told police when she went back into Apt. 2 with Reaves, who handed over the gun. The woman told police she put it under the bathroom sink with some cocaine and marijuana.
The report states after Reaves arrest, “For a period of several hours, she was naked, and refused to put on clothes. After starting a conversation with detectives, her behavior improved and she put on some clothes.”