Gordon was spotted out and about in Florida on Sunday

By Christina Dugan
Updated June 29, 2015 03:35 PM
Credit: Splash News

Nick Gordon is out of the house.

After days spent holed up in an Orlando-area home, Gordon was spotted out on Sunday in Florida while his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in hospice care in the Atlanta area. The 25-year-old, who has been attempting to see the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown in the months since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January, remains barred from visitation by the family.

“He is heartbroken and grieving,” a close relative of Gordon’s told PEOPLE last week. “Nick was holding out hope that he would see her one final time. He is very emotional.”

Though family members have been rushing to 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina’s bedside since she was transferred to hospice last week, a visit from Gordon seems unlikely.

On Wednesday, a conservator for Bobbi Kristina filed a complaint against Gordon, accusing him of domestic abuse and of stealing $11,000 from her. The district attorney’s office told PEOPLE it’s looking at the Jan. 31 incident, which left Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, “with greater interest,” though its case is separate from the conservator’s civil suit.

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“He feels – and we all feel – like Nick has been a scapegoat in this case,” the relative tells PEOPLE. “It’s scary for him, because he hasn’t done anything wrong. He is completely innocent.”

Adds the relative, “It’s a stressful time for him. “He’s not doing too well, but he’s being as strong as he can.”