Man fatally shot girlfriend during argument at Leesburg home, deputies say

Video: Man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend during argument at home near Leesburg

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Officials in Lake County have launched a death investigation after a woman was found dead early Thursday in a Leesburg home.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home on Fillmore Avenue around 1:20 a.m. in reference to a domestic complaint.

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Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the woman’s boyfriend, 33-year-old Renee Aviles, who said that the two got into an argument.

He told them that she then attacked him, which startled him and caused his weapon to accidentally discharge, according to deputies.

The woman, later identified as 37-year-old Tracy Hamby, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Aviles was arrested and faces manslaughter charges, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Channel 9 was there as Aviles was being placed in custody.

Video: Man in custody following fatal shooting at Leesburg home