TAMPA, FLORIDA - A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he got in a
fight with his girlfriend and then was shot in the arm by her father,
the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Wayne Warren of 3008 Spillers Ave. was arrested after being treated at
Tampa General Hospital. He was charged with battery, domestic violence
and burglary of an occupied residence, said Lt. Rod Reder, a sheriff's
After Warren followed his girlfriend, Arlena Ottinger, 18, to her
house at 2711 N. 60th St., he banged on doors and windows, Reder said.
Her father, Arl Ottinger III, 47, came out and told him to leave,
Reder said. Warren refused and the two began arguing. Arl Ottinger
then pointed a .38-caliber handgun at Warren and when Warren allegedly
threatened him, Ottinger shot him in the arm, Reder said.
Warren was being held at the Orient Road jail; bail had not been set.
Ottinger wasn't charged.
"He is defending his family," Reder said. "It appears it was
About 11 a.m., Warren and Arlena Ottinger began arguing at Frank's
Best Sandwiches, Reder said. She drove off with their 10-month-old
Warren followed her, Reder said, and when she stopped at 60th Street
and Broadway Avenue, he ran to her car, broke a window and pulled her
by the hair. Bystanders interceded and she ran to her home with the
baby. Warren followed.
In May, Warren was charged with kidnapping and battery, but Arlena
Ottinger declined to cooperate and the charges were dropped, Reder
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