The man who shot and killed a man in the driveway has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder

The man who shot and killed a man in the driveway has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder

A Dodge Center man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday.

William Isaac Shillingford, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for 261 months in prison and the other two charges dropped, according to court documents.

Shillingford was initially charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree assault in the May 2022 shooting death of a man.

On May 8, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Olmsted County deputies were called to a home in the rural town of Kalmar for a report of a shooting. The 911 caller said a man pulled into the driveway and shot the caller’s father after he came out to investigate, according to a criminal complaint.

The victim had been shot in the arm and was bleeding heavily when law enforcement arrived. Emergency responders rendered aid to the man, but he died a short time later, the complaint states.

Related: An Olmsted man was shot and killed while checking a suspicious vehicle on his property, and one is in custody.

External security camera footage showed the Toyota Tacoma circling the residence’s driveway before parking. Shillingford could be seen walking near the garage holding a gun, the complaint said.

The victim and caller are seen on surveillance video walking from the front of the house toward the detached garage as Shillingford “raises” the gun, assumes a shooting position, and raises the weapon.

The video shows Shillingford firing three shots from three different shooting positions, the complaint states.

As law enforcement officials searched for Shillingford, two witnesses told a deputy they were driving when they saw a man tiptoeing across a field before lying in a ditch, according to the complaint.

Rochester Police Department officers took Shillingford into custody at a nearby home they saw him crash. During his arrest, Shillingford was aggressive and shouted random names.

Law enforcement officials found a wallet with a card bearing Shillingford’s name on it in the Toyota Tacoma. A handgun and an empty magazine were found in a nearby barn, court documents said.

Shillingford is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on January 8 at 1:30 p.m

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