According to congressmen, a heated argument between the sisters turned deadly on Friday.
Brittany Bishop-Gillison30 years old, accused of shooting dead his 37 year old sister Bishop Kapricia died apart from the mother of four children Florida home, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Bishop-Gillison then smiles in the photo taken while being considered a suspect in the crime, less than 12 hours after her sister’s death.
Referee W. David Dugan signed a probable cause affidavit early Saturday, but was reclassified as murder with a firearm.
Representing Brevard . County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Merrit Island shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders declared the victim dead at the scene of what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The delegates then went on to sum up the events leading up to the shooting.
“Based on the evidence gathered and statements obtained during the investigation, agents believe that the shooting occurred during an argument between two sisters that began inside the mansion,” said Cmdr. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “As the argument continued outside, Bishop-Gillison armed himself with a gun and discharged it, striking the victim and killing her.”
According to the arrest affidavit, Bishop-Gillison, who is unemployed, is currently being held on a $750,000 deposit. Court documents state that Bishop-Gillison will not be allowed to return to the Merrit Island home if she is released.
Brevard . District Court Records showed that a public defender was appointed to represent Bishop-Gillison after the court determined the defendant was outraged.
According to court documents, Bishop-Gillison made her first appearance in court on Sunday, and her arrangement is scheduled for April 21.
The defendant had a long criminal history prior to his arrest over the weekend, but virtually all of those arrests were for nonviolent misdemeanors.
Brevard . County Court Records shows that Bishop-Gillison has been arrested and charged with burglary, burglary, battery, resisting arrest, drug possession and a long list of traffic offenses over the past 12 years.
A judge sentenced Bishop-Gillison to 42 days in prison following his 2012 arrest for petty theft. According to the arrest affidavit:
[T]Black women wo have been witnessed hiding a number of items while walking through the store. The women then left the store, went through all the points of sale and made no attempt to pay for the hidden items. The women were stopped by police in the parking lot before they could leave the area. The children have been identified as Britney Bishop and [redacted]. In the cart being pushed by Ms. Bishop, there are some clothes… During the inventory of Ms. Bishop’s backpack there was a cigarette containing green substance. I tested the substance and it came back positive for the presence of cannabis.
Social media posts showed that the sisters were on good terms earlier in the week, with Kapricia sharing a video and tagging Bishop-Gillison last Monday.
That post, like many posts on Kapricia’s Facebook page, featured her four children.
In her most recent postshared just two days before her death, Kapricia wrote: “Yes, I want to walk around paradise all day. I’m not ready but you guys have a lucky day.”
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