Florida man shoots, kills neighbor after cat wandered into yard

James Arland Taylor Jr. Death – Obituary : 58-year-old Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr. has been arrested for fatally shooting his neighbor, reports said.

The incident happened in Umatilla, Florida, near Ocala.

Preliminary investigations shows the incident stemmed from the victim’s cat going into the alleged shooter’s yard.

Authorities say Bliss Jr. was angered after his neighbor’s cat, went into his yard. Bliss apparently went over to his neighbor’s home and threatened to shoot the man’s cat.

41-year-old James Arland Taylor Jr. told Bliss not shoot his cat, then Bliss reportedly shot his neighbor in the chest, fatally striking him.

Deputies reportedly interviewed a woman that was at the victim’s home at the time of the shooting who provided details on the incident.

Bliss was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

He is reportedly being held without bond at the Marion County Jail.