A man from Florida was arrested for murder on Saturday. The man allegedly killed a hotel employee in Kentucky after he refused to give him a cigarette lighter.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Robert Pannell was charged with first-degree murder, assault, wanton endangerment, disorderly conduct, menacing, and resisting arrest.
A report by New York Post said that law enforcement officers were called to a Best Western hotel in southwestern Kentucky about an active shooter around 9.48 am on Saturday morning.
According to Law & Crime report, a responding deputy found one female victim on the first floor of the hotel. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her head and body.
The accused is from Palm Coast, Florida.
A Paducah police officer found the accused in the parking lot and detained him.
After investigation, it was learned that Pannell allegedly assaulted a couple in the parking lot as they couldn’t give him a cigarette lighter, Fox News reported.
The man entered the hotel with a handgun and opened fire, leaving the employee dead.
The accused is being held at the McCracken County Jail on a combined bond of $2.5 million, according to jail records, reported Fox News.