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Byron Quintez Dexter, a Florida man, was arrested Thursday after trying to kill his grandmother, according to police.
In an official statement, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Byron Quintez Dexter had been arrested for shooting his grandmother, Annie Parish, in the neck with a .22 caliber pistol. Speaking to investigators later, the 21-year-old said several strange things about his actions, including “I killed a black queen, so I won the game” and “I killed the devil.”
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Byron Quintez Dexter is 21 years old.
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“Around a quarter to seven, he comes out of his room with a semiautomatic pistol, points at his 16-year-old sister and says ‘what’s going on?’ Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement to the press.
In response, the sister gathered several younger children at her Polk County home and moved out. Dexter then turned and opened fire on Parish, who had been sitting at a nearby table, and immediately fled.
“Her mother hers was in the room, she heard the commotion,” continued Judd. “She walked into the room just in time to see Byron fleeing the house, gun in hand.”
Parish was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. She survived the shooting, but it was reported that she was in critical condition. A bullet had lodged in her spine, but she was not paralyzed, according to Judd.
Later, police found Dexter on his bike on Highway 37 and arrested him. The gun was still in his possession when he was arrested. He now faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed firearm and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Judd explained that Dexter had no criminal record prior to this incident, but he did have a history of mental health issues. His family had previously tried to get him admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, but Dexter refused.
Polk County is located in central Florida, east of Hillsborough County, which is home to Tampa, one of the largest cities in the state.
Newsweek has reached out to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for possible updates on this case.
In April, in eastern Harris County, Texas, a deputy sheriff shot and killed a father of four who was having a mental health crisis. A mental health unit was unable to answer the call from the man’s wife, so the deputy answered instead. His wife had often called in agents trained to manage his condition during such episodes in the past.
At the scene, the deputy met the man, Marcelo García, wielding a knife. He tried to disarm Garcia with a taser gun, but when that didn’t work, he fired multiple shots and ended up killing the man.