New details have emerged in the case of Brittany and Tiffany Coffland, the twins who were fatally shot by their father on the 10th of March. While the investigators are nowhere near finding out why the 48-year-old man gunned down his two daughters before turning the gun on himself, the events leading to the St. Charles tragedy have become clearer.
According to Deputy Police Chief David Kintz of St. Charles Police, the tragic story of the father who gunned down his children started on the 10th of March in the morning. A 911 operator picked up an originating from a quiet St. Charles neighborhood.
The operator said that after he picked out the phone, he could distinctly hear the voice of a man. He described the voice as being calm. On the line were 48-year-old Randall R. Coffland, a recently divorced man, and father of two high-school students.
Calmly, the man told the 911 operator that he just his two daughters and his wife and that he now intends to commit suicide. Despite the operator’s efforts to convince him to put the gun down, the man hanged up after just one minute.
Several minutes later, the 911 landline was ringing again. This time, the operator recalls hearing the voice of a female, who sounded like she was in distress. When the operator asked the woman what happened, she answered that the man went berserk, shot his daughters in the head, and then pointed the weapons towards her, wounding her arm.
The voice on the phone belonged to Anjum Coffland, Randall’s wife, who moved out some time ago. She regularly came to visit Brittany and Tiffany. When Anjum arrived at the house on the 10th of March, the only thing she saw was Randall with a gun in his hand and the twins dead on the floor.
The 911 operator told the reporters that he did everything he could to calm down Mrs. Coffland, but the woman was unable to do anything but cry and scream. After a few minutes, a fast response team arrived at the Coffland residence, only to witness the aftermath of the bloodbath.
Tiffany and Brittany were lying on the floor in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to their heads, while Randall’s body was discovered in his bedroom with a similar wound. Anjum, Randall’s former wife, sustained a minor arm injury during the shooting and was transported to the local hospital.
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