Pinellas Park: Man Shoots Mom’s Fiance in Hotel


PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot his mother’s fiance before turning the gun on himself inside a Pinellas Park hotel room.

The shooting happened New Year’s night at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, where the family had been staying since being displaced by a fire on Dec. 18.

According to Pinellas Park police, 29-year-old Anthony McClaney entered the room around 10 p.m. and shot 48-year-old Mitchell Arnold in the head as he lay in bed watching TV.

The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports McClaney was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

The mother was not injured.

No further details were immediately available.

Source: Associated Press