A Florida man is in custody in connection to the fatal shooting of his wife and two children in their home on Wednesday, according to authorities.
William Conway Broyles, 57, called 911, and when deputies arrived at the scene, Broyles, the suspected shooter, was lying in the driveway of the residence unarmed. He was booked into the Nassau County Jail on three counts of second-degree murder, according to News 4 Jax.
“This case is just tragic. It just, it’s crazy. It just doesn’t make sense,” said Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.
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Leeper said Broyles's wife, 57, was shot in the living room area of the home, his daughter, 27, was shot as she was waking up, and his son, 28, was shot in a bedroom.
Broyles told authorities "he shot each victim multiple times, just to make sure they didn’t suffer," according to Leeper. When asked why he did not shoot himself, Broyles claimed he was too scared, Leeper said.
Broyles was listed as the director of music ministries at the Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church. He has no prior history of domestic issues, according to the report.
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"Bill has been part of our church staff for 23 years, and this was completely out of character," HBPC wrote on its website. "We mourn this devastating loss to the church, Bill’s remaining family, and the larger community. We ask that you would hold the members of the Broyles family, our church family, and Bill himself in your prayers regarding this tragedy."
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office for comment.