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New details in deadly Ridgcrest shooting

Couple argued before husband shot by wife's boss
Posted at 8:11 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 23:11:35-04

New details are emerging from court documents recently released revealing Philip Norwood's employee and her husband were arguing on his property before he shot Michael Davis, his employee's husband.

Documents reveal Rycia Fraser and her husband were arguing about finances. Norwood overheard the argument and asked Davis to leave. Norwood claims he asked him to leave two times, then when Davis refused, Norwood went inside and brought out his gun. Norwood says he was afraid of the younger man. Police reports say Norwood claims he said he was going to shoot Davis if he didn't leave and then Davis responded saying "Go ahead."

Rycia Fraser, wife of Davis, says she heard her husband say he was leaving before she heard the gunshot.

Documents then show Fraser and Norwood were not able to call 911 because they could not get a cell phone or landline to work, so they ended up taking Davis to the hospital in Norwood's truck. In the documents, Fraser says "Philip was driving slowly like there was not an emergency."

He dropped them off then disappeared and was next seen when he returned to his home hours later after authorities arrived. He was arrested at that time.

Norwood pleaded "not guilty" to first degree murder. His next court date is June 14, 2017.

The original story can be found here.