Law enforcement officials said that a Florida man was arrested for allegedly murdering his brother, aged 19, and holding a hostage. This happened just five days after he was released prison.
Daniel Arthur Redman (29), was arrested February 11. He was charged with premeditated killing and kidnapping with the intent to commit/commission any felony, according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.
Redman's brother Brenden Ray Redman was killed on January 14.
Inverness sheriff's officers responded to a shooting and found Brenden redman "lying on a driveway with obvious gunshot wounds." He succumbed later to his injuries.
The suspect was identified by witness statements as Daniel Redman, a former prisoner who had been released five days prior on Jan. 9.
According to the sheriff's office, the suspect was traced to a motorhome a quarter mile away. He was then found "holding another victim with apparent injuries, as hostage".
Redman was ordered by deputies to free the hostage. He eventually did so. Redman was eventually allowed to leave the hostage's safe custody, but he refused to give up, according to authorities.
Deputies shot him once after he refused to follow the orders. According to the sheriff's office, he was given aid and taken to a hospital.
The condition of the hostage victim was not addressed by the sheriff's office. The Citrus Country Chronicle reported that the hostage victim was a 42 year-old woman.
Redman was in custody of the sheriff's Office while he received medical treatment before his official arrest.
Further charges were filed against him for possessing a firearm by conviction felon, shoot/throw deadly weapon into dwelling/conveyance, and burglary with battery.
Edward Spaight, Redman's attorney, stated that he would file a written plea to not guilty before his March 2 arraignment.
Sheriff Mike Prendergast described the incident as a "terrifying evening for our community."
"In this case every second was important, and our deputies were able respond quickly to save another victim's life. He released a statement praising the outstanding professionals who were able to respond quickly and efficiently in this difficult case.