Port Orange, FL – Update: Police say Monday morning’s fatal shooting in Port Orange stemmed from arguments about a chili dog and what time it was.
Jackie Holder told police that her husband, Danny Holder, got into an argument with her son, Randal Lowen, about a chili dog the night before the shooting. According to her, Danny threatened to shoot Randall that night.
On Monday morning, as Lowen was getting ready to go to work, he asked Danny what time it was, to which he replied: “You have a clock on the nightstand. Look for yourself.” Lowen then went to the chicken where his mother asked what they were arguing about this time. Lowen started mimicking his stepfather, then Danny walked into the kitchen and pulled out a gun.
Jackie told her son to run then she heard 2 loud bangs and watched her son fall to the floor.
The arresting officer said he heard Danny say this was the final straw.
Danny made his 1st court appearance on Tuesday and claimed self-defense, saying Lowen attacked him the morning of the shooting. In her account of the incident, Jackie said nothing about her son being aggressive towards her husband.
Danny Holder’s facing a 1st-degree murder charge.
(Holder’s mugshot courtesy Volusia County Jail)
A 68-year-old man is behind bars because police believe he fatally shot his step-son in a Port Orange home on Monday.
Police were called to 6509 Shahab Ln at about 8:06 AM on January 23, in reference to someone being shot. 55-year-old Randall C. Lowen was pronounced dead at the scene and Danny E Holder was taken into custody as the suspected shooter.
Police said they believe there is no threat to the public because they have no other suspects at this time.
Officials believe the incident is domestic in nature. A 3rd person was in the home when the shooting happened, but they weren’t hurt.
Police say more info will be released as it becomes available.
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