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One man shot defending his wife's honor, one man arrested

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 13:09:30-04

A Haines City man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting another man who asked the suspect to not disrespect his wife, police officials said.

Ronaldo Fernandez Rodriguez, 44, is in the Polk County Jail on a charge of attempted murder in the second degree.

According to the Haines City Police Department, Bradley Mills stepped out of his house in the 2300 block of Mason Avenue to confront two men who was staring and whistling at Mills' wife.

When Mills was heading back to his house, he heard one of the men shouting "Hey, come back," a Haines City Police Department news release states.

Mills turned to see a man, later identified as Rodriguez, pointing a gun in his direction. He fired once into the ground then several times toward Mills, striking him twice. 

Mills was taken to Heart of Florida Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening wounds.

When police arrived, Rodriguez was located and arrested.