British estate agent shot dead by disgruntled tenant

Sara Trost
Sara Trost

A British estate agent has been shot dead allegedly by an angry former tenant as she prepared to carry out a viewing in Florida.

Sara Trost, originally from Southend, Essex, was sitting in a parked car outside the property in Coral Springs, near Fort Lauderdale, when she was shot.

Police believe the 40-year-old was targeted by Raymond Reese, who Trost had reportedly evicted from a property, although some reports suggest it was a case of mistaken identity – with the gunman confusing her for his ex-landlady.

Reese, 51, was arrested following the shooting outside the three-bedroom property.

Trost, the mother of a three-year-old daughter, who lived north of Miami and had a property business she had built up over the past eight years, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coral Springs police department said in a statement: “When officers arrived, they discovered a vehicle with one female occupant in the driver’s seat suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

“Despite immediate medical treatment, the driver succumbed to her injuries on scene and was pronounced dead.”

 

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