Wisconsin man kills girlfriend with her own gun over missing phone: Police
Milwaukee County
Timothy McBride faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

By Katie DeLong, WITI

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Prosecutors say a 42-year-old Milwaukee man admitted to fatally shooting his girlfriend of seven years over a missing phone.

Timothy McBride faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to a criminal complaint, McBride walked into the Brown Deer Police station on July 30 and told officers "he just killed his girlfriend." Prosecutors said he turned over a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun. Police said the gun had been purchased by the victim.

Officers then responded to an address on Warbler Court near 76th Street and Brown Deer Road, where they found the victim dead from a gunshot wound to the chest and a spent casing near the victim's body.

Police said a neighbor's doorbell video recorded multiple gunshots around 4 p.m. that day. The clubhouse in the gated condominium community was struck twice by bullets.

McBride told investigators he was "angry because his phone was missing," and said his girlfriend denied taking it, but he believed she was lying, "so he shot her." He said he then decided to go get her help, firing more shots as he drove off, shooting into the clubhouse office because "they were responsible for setting him up and implanting a microchip in his neck," according to the complaint.

Prosecutors noted McBride said he had not been taking medication for mental health issues.

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