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Police: Man Fatally Shoots Roommate Over How To Prepare Pork Chops

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Booking photo of Thomas Matthew Hahn.  (credit: Volusia County Corrections Department)

Booking photo of Thomas Matthew Hahn. (credit: Volusia County Corrections Department)

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HOLLY HILL, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Police in central Florida say a man fatally shot his roommate during an argument over how to prepare pork chops.

Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker told the Daytona Beach News-Journal the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say that alcohol was the real cause of the issue.

“I think if you look there’s always a definite link to alcohol,” Barker told the paper.

Barker says another roommate called 911 and 55-year-old Thomas Matthew Hahn confessed to responding officers.

Barker says the roommate was shot twice in the head. His name has not been released.

The two began arguing about how the pork chops should be cooked. He says they’ve argued in the past, with the arguments often becoming physical.

A third roommate heard the statement, “If you pull that gun on me, you better use it.” He told police it was after that when Hahn pulled the trigger.

Hahn was charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond at the jail.

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