LAKE WELLES, Florida – A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing another person during Thanksgiving Day in Polk County.

Stephen Nicholas Hunt, 38 from Winter Haven, is charged with murder in the first degree and the possession of a firearm an inmate following the death of the 45 year-old Stephen Edward Roberts was fatally killed by a gunshot from Lake Wales at his home according reports from the Polk County Sheriff.

MPs reported that they arrived at Roberts residence at Lake Buffum Road in Lake Wales and discovered him with a shot wounds to his head. The incident occurred after a woman contacted her around 2:30 pm . She said she was to The Hunt Circle. Circle. The gas station K is situated at 7695 Hwy 60 East in Bartow after the incident.

In the statement that was made at the time of arrest, the lady informed lawmakers that she as well as Roberts initially drove into Hunt’s home, where they took him to Walmart before heading to Roberts home in Lake Wales. At the Roberts home, she claimed she had a shower and then moved to a different bedroom after observing the two in the master bedroom and then heard what sounded that sounded like the sound of a gunshot.

Hunt initially told lawmakers that he had been to Circle K with a witness and was unaware of what transpired at Roberts home. Then, he said the moment he “suddenly realized” that he had been with Roberts at his home at the time the shooting occurred.

In his affidavit regarding the incident, Hunt goes on to claim that he had a conversation with Roberts in his bedroom , when Hunt tried to give him the gun, and demanded that he “put the man out of pain.” Hunt said that at the final Roberts instructed him to go and shut the door and when he left, the gun went off.

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