Police in suburban Chicago have released a chilling 911 call on which a father tells a dispatcher that he had just shot dead his twin daughters, wounded his wife and was about to kill himself.
When officers with the St Charles Police Department responded to a luxury condominium complex from which the emergency call came at around 5.15pm on Friday, they found the bodies of Randall Coffland, 48, and his children, Brittany and Tiffany Coffland. They would have turned 17 on Tuesday,
The man’s estranged wife, 46-year-old Anjum Coffland, was discovered at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds to her legs and taken to Delnor Community Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition on Sunday.
Anjum and Randall Coffland were married but living separately in St Charles, according to police. Their daughters shared an apartment with their father.
AUDIO OF 911 Calls by Mother and Father Warning Extremely Disturbing
On the dramatic 911 call released by the authorities during a press conference on Sunday, Randall Coffland says: ‘I just shot and killed my two kids and I shot my wife, and I’m going to kill myself now.’
The father-of-two then recites his address to the dispatcher before reiterating his intent to commit suicide.
‘I’m going to kill myself now too. My two girls are dead, and I’m killing myself,’ he says.
The dispatcher asks the caller to stay with him, but there is no response from the other end of the line.
Coffland then can be heard shouting in the background, apparently at his wife, ‘I want you to live and suffer like I did.’
Moments later, a wounded and distressed Anjum Coffland placed a frantic call to police begging them to come.
‘Oh my god, my husband shot my kids!’ she screams. ‘My daughters are dead!’
According to his LinkedIn page, Randall Coffland worked as a network manager for a mid-size Chicago law firm.
His wife has been employed as a claims adjuster with the insurance company MetLife since September 2015.
Police Deputy Chief David Kintz says the Cofflands were married but living separately in St Charles, about an hour from Chicago.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder-suicide, police characterized the deadly shooting as a ‘domestic related incident.’ Continue Reading
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