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Pensacola man behind bars accused of killing girlfriend

Updated: Thursday, July 17 2014, 12:04 PM CDT


PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Pensacola man is behind bars accused of
killing his girlfriend.



Dearin Leggs, 28, turned himself in to police less than an
hour after the shooting.  He is now being
held without bond in Escambia County Jail. Leggs is charged with first degree murder.



Police say Leggs shot and killed his girlfriend, 37-year-old
Angela Covington.  Covington owned ‘Ann
Marie’s All That and More,’ a clothing store at 2405 W. Cervantes St.



The store had recently opened.  It held its grand opening July 7th.



Police say it’s a domestic violence related shooting.  They say Leggs and Covington were arguing
inside the store Wednesday morning. Police Chief Chip Simmons said Leggs then
left the store and came back minutes later and shot the victim several times.



Keisha Jones said it was a chaotic scene moments after the
shooting.



"It was like a movie, everyone came running to see what
was going on. Police came from everywhere, detectives and everything,” she
said.



Police say there was a woman inside the store when the
shooting occurred.  The woman ran to a
neighboring business and called 9-1-1.



“A woman came out screaming her daughter got shot,” Jones
said.



Vivian Alexander was almost a customer at the store
Wednesday afternoon.  She’s thankful she
decided not to shop there.



“We were going to the store and we passed it and went to
another store instead,” Alexander said. “I’m glad I didn’t go in there because
bullets have no names.”



Pensacola Police say this is the first homicide to occur
within city limits this year.



“I was deeply saddened to learn today that a young woman was
tragically shot and killed by her boyfriend in a domestic violence incident
this morning in the Brownsville neighborhood,” said Mayor Ashton Hayward. “My
thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, and our community will
stand with them in the difficult days ahead.”



Pensacola man behind bars accused of killing girlfriend


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