DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An argument between roommates in Dania Beach escalated to a shooting, leaving one man dead.

Broward Sheriff’s Office responded around 2:30 a.m. to the scene of the shooting near Southwest 28th Avenue and 52nd Street, Wednesday.

According to investigators, Rick Lane said he had to defend himself after 31-year-old Jonathon Miller approached him in the middle of the night.

Miller had rented a room from him for over two years.

Lane said Miller pulled a gun on him after Lane refused Miller’s request to take him out for food.

“Walked in my room in the middle of the night with a gun, told me I had to take him out to get something to eat,” said Lane, “and when I refused, he raised a gun up. I had a gun of my own. He lost.”

Lane said he felt threatened enough that he was forced to shoot.

Miller was shot a total of three times.

He died on the way to the hospital.

Neighbors said Lane is a good person who’s recently battled health issues.

“This is a very nice man,” the neighbor said. “I’ve known him for years. He’s had a bad stroke of bad health in the past few years. God bless him, he’s OK.”

Lane said BSO detained him for questioning but was later released when he told them he was acting in self-defense.

“I’ve known this kid a long, long time,” Lane said. “I felt very bad about it, but I wasn’t about to let myself get hurt.”

The incident remains under investigation. It is unknown if Lane will face any charges.

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