A Norwegian man in his 30s was shot and killed by his father-in-law in the US earlier this week when he was on a surprise visit, according to Dagbladet.
The incident happened Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is described as a tragic accident, the newspaper writes.
The Norwegian had flown from Norway to the United States to surprise his father-in-law on his birthday. The man knocked on his father-in-law’s back door and jumped out of the bushes when his father-in-law came out.
Earlier in the day, his father-in-law had quarreled with another family member. With this as a backdrop, he had therefore armed himself when he opened the door. The Norwegian son-in-law was shot in the middle of his chest and died instantly.
The father-in-law will not be charged with the incident, according to local authorities.
“He had just had a confrontation at the front of his house. A few hours later, someone knocks on his back door, and it’s a fenced area. And then someone jumps out of the bushes. You can’t really blame him for what he did,” says Sheriff Bob Johnson.
The deceased man’s family has been notified.
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