Travis Rudolph opened fire with a rifle on a group of four people who appeared at his house in response to an internal dispute between the former Giants successor and his girlfriend, witnesses told police, according to a possible statement about the cause published by WPTV.
Rudolph, who made eight catches as an unprepared rookie for the 2017 Giants, has been arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder on Wednesday in Florida. Police found one wounded man on the spot – taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition – and another dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a Cadillac passenger seat, fleeing the scene.
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Rudolph and a woman who identify themselves as his girlfriend had a physical altercation on Tuesday night, according to the affidavit. Hours later, four people arrived at Rudolph’s home in a Cadillac and knocked on his door with what was later described by police as an intention to talk. They were unarmed, said a member of the police group.
A fight broke out and a witness tried to break it. Rudolph, who was described as “immediately fighting and fighting”, entered his home, returned with a rifle and started firing while the others got into the car to escape, police said. Rudolph is said to have chased the car and continued firing.
A neighbor claims to have witnessed the fight between Rudolph and his girlfriend, and later heard the shots and noticed Rudolph returning home carrying a rifle, according to the report.
The affidavit mentions external security cameras on the property, but does not specify whether the cameras were operational or staff were restored.
The driver of the car fleeing the scene did not realize that one person was left, police said.