“This is a very sad case of some young adults who were looking for a friend’s house and ended up at this man’s house who decided to come out with a firearm and discharge it.”
“There’s clearly no threat from anyone in the vehicle,” Sheriff Murphy said. “There’s no reason for Mr Monahan to feel threatened.”
The companions left the residence in a car and tried to get help from a nearby town, but paramedics confirmed Ms. Gillis’s death. (According to BBC)
Mr. Monahan was “uncooperative with the investigation and refused to exit his residence to speak with police,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s department. The Gillis family has set up a GoFundMe to help them “with funeral and other expenses“.
Separately, a Missouri homeowner is facing charges after allegedly sh00ting a boy who accidentally rang the wrong doorbell while picking up his younger brothers.