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Man Arrested In Polk County For Deadly Ruskin Shooting

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RUSKIN, Fla. – John Skeen, 56, has been arrested in connection to Friday night’s fatal shooting in Ruskin.

According to deputies, on Friday, three friends stayed at a residence in the 300 block of Manatee Drive, Ruskin, for a fishing trip.

Investigators say that evening, the three went to a local bar and later returned home.

A verbal altercation ensued between the victim and Skeen. During the verbal altercation, the suspect discharged a firearm, which struck the victim and resulted in his death.

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“What should have been a fun fishing trip filled with great memories, turned into a tragic weekend,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Violence is never the solution to a disagreement. Our hearts are with this victim’s family and we hope this arrest will bring some sense of closure to the loved ones.”

Skeen was arrested for Second Degree Murder with a Firearm in Polk County.

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