Do we really even have to mention what state the following occurred in? A Florida man shot his own brother dead after an argument over a cheeseburger.
Reports the Orlando Sentinel:
A 25-year-old St. Cloud man is facing murder charges after shooting and killing his brother Thursday night during an argument over a cheeseburger, police said.
Benjamin Middendorf called 911 about 10 p.m. and told police he had just shot his brother, Nicholas, at their home on Sixth Street, between Michigan and Virginia avenues, an arrest report said.
Nicholas Middendorf, 28, was later declared dead at the home from a single gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
In the 911 call, Benjamin Middendorf is heard screaming and shouting at a dispatcher that he was “trying to hold the pressure” on his brother’s chest. He’s also heard telling the dispatcher they “were in a fight and I grabbed a gun and I shot him. Oh, my God.”
The brothers’ mother was at home during the argument and shooting. She reportedly can be heard yelling “My son just shot my son. How dare you, Benjamin!” during the 911 call.
Benjamin Middendorf is looking at a first-degree murder and is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail.
Photo: Osceola County PD