A Winter Haven, Florida woman shot her husband Tuesday morning in self-defense. He was taken to hospital after being shot several times by his wife.
Dawn Christoff, 35, allegedly shot her husband after he loaded a gun and threatened to kill his family. Police found evidence that the man was planning on shooting several family members that resided at the residence.
Before Dawn Christoff bravely fired upon her husband he loaded his weapon. As he put each bullet into the chamber he told those present who the bullet was meant for. After the gun was loaded he aimed it at his wife. He never had the chance to fire as Mrs. Christoff was also armed and defended herself.
Mrs. Christoff was not charged by the police for the shooting.
The Lakeland Ledger reports:
“Prior to the shooting he armed himself with a handgun and began to load the weapon, stating which member of his family each bullet was intended for,” said statement from police.
Troy Christoff was charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm. Christoff was released from Lakeland Regional Hospital under police custody. He has been booked into Polk County Jail without bond.
Troy Christoff has been arrested four times prior for battery, disorderly intoxication, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, driving under the influence and violation of parole.