The shooting happened at the couples' home on Buckles Road in Pierson just before 9:00 a.m. Officials said 36-year-old Audra Anderson loaded her boyfriend, 38-year-old Robert Wood Jr. into the car and headed for the hospital. An ambulance caught up with them and treated Wood. He was flown to Halifax Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Just before he died Saturday morning, Wood told police he must have shot himself.
Investigators said after questioning, Anderson admitted to shooting her boyfriend. Anderson admitted she and Wood had been arguing. According to deputies, Anderson said Wood slapped her Saturday and pulled a gun on her. She wrestled it from him and pulled the trigger thinking there was a blank in the chamber. When nothing happened, she fired again, allegedly lodging a bullet into Wood's chest.
While investigating the shooting, detectives said they came across 11 marijuana plants growing on the property.
Anderson was arrested and charged with second degree murder and cultivation of marijuana. She is being held at Volusia County Branch Jail.