NOKOMIS, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people are dead and two were injured in a horrible murder-suicide in Nokomis. Witnesses saw a man violently attack a woman before shooting her and others.
Late Monday night, deputies were called to a home on Kenwood Avenue after neighbors witnessed a fight that quickly turned south.
Neighbor Thomas Ferguson said it started when he saw Susan Rutigliano-Garcia, 49, throw a cell phone over the house. This enraged her husband, Anthony Isgrig, 28.
“Next thing you know, he hit this girl so hard in the chest, we could hear it over there, knocked her down, start grabbing her hair, pulling her, the yelling, screaming,” recalled Ferguson.
A neighbor, Michael Meachem, 27, came over to help and spotted Garcia’s daughter, Joanna Beagle, 17, with gunshot wounds. Isgrig then tried to hit Meachem with his car.
“[Meachem] was right in front of our house, and just he tried to run him over. He came crashing here, crashed into my roommate’s car,” said Ferguson.
But then, it quickly turned deadly.
“[Isgrig] got out like nothing happened, walked back in the house and a couple minutes later we heard two gunshots,” said Ferguson.
Deputies say Isgrig killed Garcia, her son, Matthew Beagle, 18, and then turned the gun on himself.
“They seemed fine to me. I mean, you know, we used to hang out,” said neighbor Dwain Fry.
Fry says the victims only lived there for a few months. He’s shocked at this turn of events.
“It really upsets me,” said Fry.
Locals are thankful there weren’t more victims.
“There’s so many kids in this neighborhood,” said Ferguson.
Michael Meachem, the man who was hit by the car, was treated for minor injuries and released.
Garcia’s daughter, Joanna Beagle, is expected to make a full recovery.
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