Florida man shoots, kills co-worker after learning he had an affair with his wife: report

florida man shoots coworker after learning he was having affair with his wife
Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Unsplash

May. 1 2021, Updated 11:10 a.m. ET

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A Florida man walked into work and fatally shot a coworker at “point0blank range,” according to authorities.

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The motive behind the attack was because the coworker was having an affair with the shooter's wife, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The two men — along with the wife — all work at a Volusia County vehicle maintenance facility in Florida, authorities said.

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Police arrived at the maintenance facility on Feb. 4, after witnesses reported the shooting.

Damian DeRousha, 43, was taken into custody in the parking lot without incident, police said.

DeRousha told deputies, “I lost my mind” after he approached Donald Geno, 31, about the affair with his wife.

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According to authorities, DeRousha found out that his wife was cheating on him with Geno, which he confronted her about it over a text.

He then approached Geno, who was working on a vehicle, and DeRousha said Geno wanted to get “argumentative about it,” so he shot him, police said.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, “He drove here, got out of his car, walked into the garage (and) confronted the individual about an inappropriate relationship with his wife.”

According to a witness, they saw DeRousha shoot Geno several times before the victim fell to the ground. That is when he stood over Geno and shot him again, police said.

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Geno was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Authorities said DeRousha put the gun down and waited in a pickup truck for police to arrive and take him into custody.

DeRousha was indicted by a grand jury on April 26 and charged with first-degree murder. He remains in jail with no bond. 

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