By: Undria Wilson

A Florida father of two was shot dead after responding to a Facebook ad for a free puppy.

According to, Christopher ‘Scott’ Bowman, 39, was killed on Wednesday night inside his Jacksonville home during a physical altercation with a man who claimed to be giving away a puppy.

Bowman’s fiancée, Chelsea Bowman, says their family wanted to get a dog, so they decided to respond to the Facebook ad about the free dog.

Speaking to Action News Jax, the woman says they told the stranger they would pick up the dog, but he allegedly insisted on coming to their house to drop off the pooch himself.

Chelsea and Scott Bowman were divorced, but they got engaged again in March and were planning to remarry. The couple have two young children together, a 4-year-old son and an older daughter named Kinley.

Chelsea Bowman says they invited the stranger to come in and offered him a drink as a way to thank him, but she says things quickly took a strange turn.

“The dude takes his shoes off and he stays. And he doesn’t leave,” she said. “And it’s making everybody uncomfortable.”

As the evening went on, the couple began dropping hints that it was getting late and that their children had to go to bed, but the man refused to leave.

When Scott Bowman went to use the restroom, the unwelcomed guest, whom Chelsea Bowman described as ‘very, very volatile’ and drunk, waited for him to come out, then proceeded to beat him.

Scott tried to run away, but the other man fatally shot him in the chest.

The stranger was still at the scene when police arrived. He was taken into custody.