Travis Rudolph opened fire with a rifle on a group of four people who showed up at his house in response to a domestic dispute between the former Giants receiver and his girlfriend, witnesses told police, according to a probable cause affidavit published by WPTV.
Rudolph, who got eight catches as an unnamed rookie for the 2017 Giants, was arrested and charged with a count of first-degree murders and three counts of attempted murder Wednesday in Florida. Police found one person injured at the scene – taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition – and another dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the passenger seat of a Cadillac that had fled the scene.
A woman inside Rudolph̵
Rudolph and a woman who identified themselves as her boyfriend had a physical altercation Tuesday night, according to the affidavit. Hours later, four people arrived at Rudolf’s home in a Cadillac and knocked on his door with what was later described to police as an intention to speak. They were unarmed, a person in the group told police.
A fight broke out and a witness was supposed to try to break it up. Described as “immediately belligerent and confrontational”, Rudolph entered his home and returned with a rifle and started firing as the others got into the car to flee, police said. Rudolph allegedly followed the car and continued firing.
A neighbor claimed to have witnessed the fight between Rudolph and his girlfriend and later heard the shots and watched Rudolph walk back into his home with a rifle, according to the report.
The executive order mentions outdoor security cameras on the property, but does not specify whether the cameras were functional or whether any footage was restored.
The driver of the car fleeing the scene did not realize a person was left behind, police said.