Man’s feud with neighbor ends in chilling execution: cops
Qiu Feng Ke, also known as Joe Ke Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
A Florida man meticulously planned to kill his neighbor and end their long-running dispute in a cold-blooded execution that was captured on camera, according to authorities.
Qiu Feng Ke, 60, of Holiday, told deputies in Pasco County that he had been plotting the death of Edward Tudor, 37, for a “long time” and had no regrets. Ke, also known as Joe Ke, even had his will notarized with the intention taking his own life by hanging after carrying out the killing, according to a complaint affidavit obtained by The Post.
“The defendant told me he took two loaded handguns and two additional loaded magazines and went to the victim’s residence to kill the victim,” according to the complaint affidavit. “The defendant said he chose the 9mm over the .22 caliber because his chances of harming the defendant were better with the 9mm.”
Ke opened Tudor’s front door Tuesday afternoon and walked in to “surprise” Tudor, who was unarmed and holding a small dog when Ke shot him once, according to deputies and surveillance footage from outside of his home.
Tudor then held his hand out as if to stop Ke from “harming him any further” before he was shot several more times.
“The victim went outside pleading and asking the defendant why he was doing this,” the complaint affidavit continues. “The defendant said the victim was on the ground in the front lawn, where the defendant shot him several more times, resulting in the victim’s death.”
Ke, who told deputies that Tudor never threatened or attempted to harm him in any way, also said he planned to kill a woman named “Jen,” who he believed also lived at the home.
“He later determined the female in the home was not Jen,” according to the complaint affidavit. “The defendant said he shot the victim in the head to ‘end it,’ because if he had let the victim live the dispute would have continued and the victim would have laughed at him.”
Melanie Snow, a spokeswoman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators are still working to determine the exact nature of the dispute between Ke and Tudor. She also confirmed that the killing was captured on Ke’s extensive home surveillance system.
“The suspect has multiple surveillance cameras on his home and the houses were right next door to each other, so that will definitely help with our investigation,” Snow told The Post. “But we’re still in the process of going through what happened here and figuring out the motive.”
Ke, who was arrested for premeditated murder with a firearm, has “acknowledged his participation” in the shooting, Snow said. He remained held without bail at the Land O’ Lakes Jail as of Wednesday.