A killer boyfriend admitted to shooting his girlfriend dead after he became enraged that his phone was missing, police said.
Timothy McBride, 42, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the death of his 63-year-old girlfriend, who has not been named.
McBride turned himself into police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 30 – by walking into the station and telling officers ‘he just killed his girlfriend.’
Prosecutors said he handed over a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun when he gave himself up to police.
Officers responded to the couple’s home and found the victim dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. They also found a spent bullet casing near the victim’s body.
During an interview with police, McBride told officers he was ‘angry because his phone was missing,’ adding that it was missing recently and he was forced to get a replacement. He said his girlfriend denied taking it, but he suspected she was lying, ‘so he shot her,’ according to Fox 6.
McBride then reportedly tried to get his girlfriend help while firing more shots as he drove off – shooting into a nearby office because ‘they were responsible for setting him up and implanting a microchip in his neck,’ according to the criminal complaint.
Investigators found video that showed the victim’s vehicle leaving while shots were fired.
Prosecutors said McBride admitted he had not been taking medication for mental health issues. McBride had been taken to a Milwaukee County mental health facility in June for an unspecified issue, prosecutors added.
McBride is facing life in prison and he is being held in jail on $175,000 bail, according to jail records.
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