Two Business Partners Fatally Shoot Each Other During Disagreement

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According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in Florida, two business partners killed each other after a disagreement.

The incident occurred on Thursday at a business on U.S. 92 east in Lakeland, close to Fish Hatchery Road.

The two deceased men have been identified as Akeido Bennett, 31, and Xavier Figueroa, 39, of Kissimmee.

Bennett was declared deceased at the business while Figueroa attempted to leave the area in his truck. He died following that, deputies say.

Deputies also say that they believe that the incident was a part of a continuous dispute between the two business partners.

“We all have an obligation to our friends, our families, our society at large to talk things out instead of turning to violence. These men would still be alive today, and their families would not be grieving, had they been able to work out their differences civilly,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.

An investigation into the shooting is on-going.



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