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Expectant father killed after trying to break up argument between neighbors

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – An expectant father was killed after trying to break up an argument between his neighbors.

Ricardo Vaca, 20, was at home Saturday night when he heard his neighbor, Amparo Moreno, screaming from a block away, WBBH reports.

Vaca rushed to help the woman who was involved in an altercation with her husband, Placido Moreno-Torres.

Moreno-Torres then allegedly shot his wife and Vaca in the driveway of his home and fled the scene.

Amparo and Vaca both died from their injuries.

Witnesses identified Moreno-Torres as the shooter.

He was arrested and is facing two counts of homicide and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to News Press, Vaca just got married on May 29.

He and his new wife were expecting a baby.

“She’s going to be a girl, they were happily married and he was an amazing person, always happy and trying to make people smile, funny, a good student and an amazing son,” Nestor Martinez Vaca said of his cousin. “We as a family are devastated.”

Moreno was a mother of three.

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