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Manatee man accused of killing daughter's boyfriend turns himself in: Sheriff's Office

Suspect confessed to the murder, according to authorities
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Posted at 10:52 AM, Sep 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 07:53:57-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of shooting and killing his daughter's boyfriend turned himself in to authorities after going on the run, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

According to the MCSO, Charles Heaven, 48, confessed to the deadly shooting.

Authorities said Heaven arrived at his daughter's apartment at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday and got into an argument with his daughter's boyfriend, Keith Smith, 30.

The argument ended up outside the apartment building, where deputies said Charles pulled out a gun and shot Smith.

Deputies and EMS were sent to the scene and Smith was taken to a local hospital. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Smith died as a result of his injuries.

Heaven is charged with second-degree murder.