Woman, 8-year-old boy killed in apparent murder-suicide

A custody dispute between two parents twisted into something horrific in Varnell.

Police say they responded to reports of gunfire at a gas station and fast food restaurant parking lot on Cleveland Highway Thursday night. They say they found a man, a woman and an 8-year-old boy, all shot.

The father, police say, opened fire on the pair, then himself at the gas pumps. The boy was in the back seat of one of his parents vehicles when he was struck by a bullet. Emergency responders tried to revive the mother and son but their injuries were too severe.


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Grandparent Accused Of Pulling Gun At Softball Game

It was a ten and under girls softball game and when one little girl didn’t to play, her grandfather wasn’t happy about it. 

“Lincoln County 911”. “We’ve got a parent that just pulled a gun at a softball game. He’s leaving the Chandler softball field right now.”

Witnesses said he almost hit a person with his car on the way out and was upset that his granddaughter didn’t get to play in the softball game. However, before Troy Don Gibbs tore out of the complex, he had words with a few people.

“He approached the coach in the dugout, and one of the other parents split them up,” Chandler Police Chief Matt Mattheyer said.

Gibbs reportedly went to his car and then approached the coach again.

“When the softball coach was going to her vehicle, he approached her again at her vehicle and began the argument again about his granddaughter not getting to play,” Mattheyer said.

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Accidentally shot by her 3-year-old son, woman now faces charge

It was the middle of the night when Pamela Gillilan was awakened by the sound of gunfire and the pain of a bullet in her leg.

“Mommy, are you going to be OK?” Gillilan told police her son, then 3, asked after the shooting.

The toddler had accidentally shot Gillilan with a handgun that she’d left in her purse, Davie police said.

Now, nearly three months after the Feb. 2 incident, Gillilan is charged with culpable negligence by storing or leaving a loaded firearm within easy reach of a minor.

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Man ‘playing’ with gun shot toddler daughter

A police report revealed more details about a tragic shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl Saturday in southwest Killeen. According to an arrest affidavit, a witness told police that the young girl’s father, 27-year-old Ashton Blake Salvato, was “playing with a gun” when he shot the young girl.

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