A horrific scene played out New Year’s Day at a Melbourne, Florida, home.
According to an arrest report from the Melbourne Police Department, William Brian Stillwell went over to his in-laws’ house for an afternoon gathering to which he was not invited.
He had recently separated from his wife; she was staying at her parents’ home with the couple’s two children.
The affadavit says that Stillwell entered through the fenced in backyard, and upon seeing the father-in-law, cursed at him then shot him in the lower left groin. That’s when the mother-in-law came out and was shot in the left elbow and abdomen.
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The final victim to emerge from the house was Stillwell’s wife, who had already called 911. On the call, screaming can be heard about the house where his 5-year-old twins, a boy and girl, were staying.
“F--k you, you f---ing w---e! Take that!” Stillwell is heard yelling at his wife on the call.
Two gunshots are heard (the wife was hit in the kneecap) and then a child yells, “No! I don’t want anyone to die! Please don’t shoot!”
The report says the defendant can be heard asking someone to shoot him in the head.
The firearm, a black Sig Sauer 9mm semiautomatic pistol, was found near a couch.
Stillwell later told investigators the motive for his rampage: He found a video on his wife’s phone of her having sex with his best friend.
The 39-year-old Indiana native was arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed burglary, use of a firearm while in the commission of a felony and child abuse with great bodily harm. He is currently behind bars at the Brevard County Jail on no bond.
The father-in-law is recovering from his injuries at home. The two other victims are still in the hospital, according to WFTV in Orlando.
A terrified pug that fled from the residence is still missing.