Sister Shoots Sister Out Of Anger

MEDIA RELEASE     Date:                September 2, 2011 Time:                12:30 PM   On September 1, 2011 deputies responded to 555 East Thrasher Drive in Bronson in reference to a domestic argument.  Upon arrival deputies and Investigators made contact with the victim and discovered that she had a gunshot wound to the foot.    The investigation revealed that Dorlinda Gilham got into an argument with her sister over health care issues for Gilam’s grandson.  Gilam became extremely angered during the argument and retrieved a small caliber pistol and shot her sister in the foot.  The victim was treated and released at a local hospital.   During an interview with Gilam she stated that she had been arguing with her sister for the past two days.  Gilam stated that she retrieved the weapon in fit of anger and fired the gun to scare her sister.  According to Gilam she shot in front of her sister and the bullet ricocheted and struck her sister’s foot.  The bullet was recovered in the victim’s shoe.    Gilam was arrested for aggravated domestic battery and transported to the Levy County Jail.   Defendant:   Dorlinda Melissa Gilham 555 East Thrasher Drive Bronson, Fl. W/F, 01/13/64     ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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