A Florida woman smiled in her mugshot after she was arrested for allegedly murdering her own sister outside the mother of four’s home. Brittany Bishop-Gillison, 30, is said to have shot 37-year-old Kapricia Bishop after the pair argued. It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the altercation.
- Police were called to a home in Merrit Island on Friday. Just after 3 p.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a disturbance at a local residence. Emergency responders arrived and declared Bishop to be dead at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound.
- The argument is believed to have begun inside the residence. While details on what exactly went down were sparse, deputies immediately began to try and figure out what led Bishop-Gillison to kill her own sister in cold blood. “Based on evidence collected and statements gathered during the investigation, agents believe that the shooting occurred during an argument between the sisters that began inside the residence,” Cmdr. Tod Goodyear said in a press release. “As the argument continued outside, Bishop-Gillison armed herself with a firearm and discharged it, striking the victim and causing her death.”
- The sisters seemed to be on good terms prior to the deadly argument. Kapricia shared a Facebook post earlier in the week in which she tagged Bishop-Gillison, which seems to suggest they were getting along just fine.
- Bishop-Gillison was arrested and booked into Brevard County Jail. She was initially arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, but Judge W. David Dugan later reclassified the charge to murder with a firearm when he signed off on the probable cause affidavit. Bishop-Gillison is now being held on $750,000 bond and is not permitted to return to her sister’s home if she is released. Her arraignment is scheduled for April 21.
- This isn’t Bishop-Gillison’s first arrest. She has a long rap sheet that mostly includes charges for non-violent misdemeanors including petit larceny, battery, resisting arrest, burglary, drug possession, and multiple traffic infractions all dating back to 2010.