Spring Hill Man Accused of Shooting, Killing Nephew
The man was a manager at a Spring Hill gaming business, Hernando sheriff’s deputies said.
SPRING HILL – A Spring Hill man is accused of shooting his nephew to death Saturday (Sept. 15) in a gaming business, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Roger Vazquez, 56, of Spring Hill, is charged with one count of homicide in connection with the death of Raymond Correa,44. Vazquez is also charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident started around 5 p.m. inside Lucky Fish Games, a gaming center at 10470 Northcliffe Blvd. in Spring Hill. Witnesses told detectives that Vazquez, who is a manager at the business, had been acting erratically and waving a gun around inside the business.
Another manager, Laau Paselio, who was present during the incident, called the owner, Jose Santana, to report Vazquez’s erratic behavior. Santana in turn called Vazquez’s nephew, Mr. Correa, who, witnesses said, was usually able to calm Vazquez down.
When Mr. Correa arrived, he and Paselio were able to speak with Vazquez. Eventually Vazquez was convinced to unload the gun and place it on the counter.
Deputies said that, a short time later, Vazquez pulled out a second gun that had been concealed and pointed it at Mr. Correa. After a period of time Vazquez shot Mr. Correa twice. As Mr. Correa lay on the ground, Vazquez continued to shoot him. Mr. Correa died from his injuries.
Upon hearing the shots, witnesses inside the establishment fled to a nearby business to call authorities.
One man, Michael Midolo, upon learning of the shooting, entered the business where he confronted Vazquez. When Midolo asked Vazquez what had occurred, Vazquez pointed a gun at Midolo and told him it didn’t concern him.
Midolo exited the business to call 911, and then waited outside for law enforcement to arrive.
When deputies arrived, Vazquez surrendered to law enforcement without incident.
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