Tavares man shot, killed while holding 1-year-old granddaughter

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TAVARES, Fla. - Residents who live along Discovery Road in Lake County tend to keep to themselves. Private property and no trespassing signs are common in the area.

But area resident Tonya Jacobsen was still willing to speak out about what happened right across the street.

"I don't know why he'd do that. Because you could have gotten the child, and the child had nothing to do with whatever argument they were having," said Jacobsen.

Sheriff's detectives say the "they" Jacobsen was talking about were landlord Pablo Infante and tenant Jeffrey Henrickson.

Bad blood between the men erupted Wednesday night, when deputies say Infante pulled a gun and started shooting.

"And what's alarming is the victim was actually holding his 18-month-old granddaughter when the shooting began," said Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

In the arrest report, Infante claims he to told Henrickson to put his granddaughter down and talk to him like a man.

Deputies say he didn't and Infante opened fire anyway, killing Henrickson.

The child was not hurt.

Around noon Thursday, animal control officers were rounding up Infante's pet birds and fish.

"This was just something that two people who knew each other got into. It's domestic. It's not like some random person that I don't even know is running around," said Jacobsen.

The Sheriff's office says Infante could face more charges for endangering the child when he started shooting.