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Florida man kills his own son-in-law who was there to surprise him for his birthday

Posted at 9:04 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 09:36:47-04

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — (WKRG/CNN) - A Florida man killed his own son-in-law who was there to surprise him for his birthday, but no charges will be filed.

The sheriff's office said Richard Dennis, 61, shot and killed his own son-in-law.

Christoper Bergan, 37, was shot in the heart and died at the scene.

He was trying to surprise his father-in-law for his birthday.

Bergan lived in Norway and planned the trip to Florida as a gift.

He banged on the door of Dennis' home at about 11:30 p.m.

Investigators said it was dark and the startled man fired the deadly shot.

Officials say Dennis won't be arrested.

Courtesy WKRG via CNN Newsource