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A Florida man has been arrested for fatally shooting his girlfriend and staging the scene as a suicide.

North Port police responded to reports of an attempted suicide on Tuesday. Upon their arrival, they found Chelsea Nandor suffering from a gunshot wound to her head. She was transported to hospital where she later died.

Police noticed that Nandor’s wounds were to the left side of her head and the gun was in her left hand. They learned from family that Nandor is right-handed. The only other adult in the house with access to a gun was her boyfriend, 39-year-old Clinton Pittman.

Pittman has now been arrested and charged with homicide, tampering with evidence, and two counts of possession of a firearm as a felon.

“It is clear that this individual tried to stage this incident to look like something it wasn’t,” said a spokesman for the North Port Police Department. “Typically our detectives are very good at putting those pieces together when things don’t add up. Their ‘Spidey senses’ go up and that is exactly what happened here.”

Nandor is being remembered as a loving mother to her three young children.

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