Thomas Hahn allegedly shot his roommate, Robert Eugene Gray Jr. twice in the head with a rifle during an argument over how to properly cook a pork chop.
According to the police report Hahn told his two other roommates that he would shoot Gray if he came home drunk. They said that he loaded his .22 caliber with three bullets saying “That should be enough.”
It is unclear if Gray came home drunk but the roommates said Gray began yelling at Hahn about the pork chops and Hahn located his gun and shot Gray three times.
According to the police report, Hahn admitted that Gray did not hit him but said his reasoning behind the shooting was because “He did not want to be attacked anymore.”
“This appears to be a senseless act of violence stemming from a minor domestic dispute between roommates,” said Chief Mark Barker. “There is no clear answer at this hour as to why Hahn acted with such extreme violence.”
Neighbors say that Hahn and his 35-year-old roommate had a long history of escalated spats.
“Frankly, I was expecting something like that to happen with all of the people he had going in and out of his house for the last few years or longer. We always suspected that it would be him who got killed,” said neighbor Cheryl Seltzer.