December 31, 2013, Jacksonville, Florida (News4Jax) — Police say 44-year-old Sheridan Veney fired five shots at his estranged wife inside the Applebee’s restaurant on Lane Avenue on Sunday night, killing her.
Sgt. Shawn Coarsey with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that Veney entered the restaurant about 7:47 p.m. His wife, 42-year-old Lisa Veney, got up from the table to leave, he followed her to the door and shot her.
She was taken to UF Health at Jacksonville, but died of her injuries.
Police say Veney (mug shot, below) stood by and waited inside the restaurant for police to show up. There were about 40 people inside the restaurant when it happened, according to JSO.
The couple’s 18-year-old daughter, who is in the military station in North Carolina and was in town for a visit, witnessed the shooting but was not injured. She went to the hospital and was with her mother when she died.
“The suspect was meeting his daughter there for dinner,” JSO Assistant Chief Chris Butler said. “The victim (pictured) returned to the restaurant and they had a disturbance or an altercation inside the restaurant. She got up from the table to leave. (The) suspect followed her to the door, at which time he fired at her.”