Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-112

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 21, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Husband Shoots Wife And Waits For Deputies To Arrive

    Man is charged with Second Degree Murder.
    • Tuesday
    • March 20, 2012
    • Time: 12:10 PM
    • 4316 Clewis Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:


    Randall Walton Willis
    DOB: 4-25-50
    4316 Clewis Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Charge:

    • Second Degree Murder With a Firearm

    Victim:

    Gilda Beth Willis
    DOB: 3-5-50
    4316 Clewis Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On March 20, 2012 at approximately 12:10 p.m. the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Randall Willis. During the call Willis stated that he had shot his wife and that she was terminally ill. Responding deputies discovered Randall Willis on the phone with dispatchers while the victim was deceased inside the residence. Once the defendant was taken into custody he stated post Miranda that he had shot his wife twice; once in the head and once in chest. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed Gilda Willis deceased.

    Randall Willis has been transported to the Orient Road Jail on the above charges. Detectives are now obtaining a search warrant to get into the residence to continue the investigation.
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