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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - Police in Palm Beach Gardens say an 81-year-old resident shot a man accused of attacking him and two women at his house Saturday.

At 4:45 p.m. Monday, police said they were called to the 400 block of Riverside Drive in response to the shooting.

Investigators learn Dale Hendrix Reese, 39, was having domestic problems with his girlfriend.

According to police, his girlfriend was visiting a friend on Riverside Drive. However, Reese spotted his girlfriend's car at the residence and flattened her tire, said investigators.

Police said the owner of the house, Rosko Rock, 81, was confronted by Reese, who wanted to know the location of the girlfriend.

Investigators said Reese forced his way into the house and began attacking the girlfriend and her friend, who rented a room at the residence from Rock.

Rock, according to officers, retrieved his handgun and told Reese to leave.

Police said Reese aggressively approached Rock, so the 81-year-old man shot Reese.
Officers said they do not expect Reese to survive his wounds.

The incident is under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

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