Estranged husband accused of killing wife’s dad in murder-suicide in Clermont

Fatal shootings investigated on Windchime Circle

CLERMONT, Fla. – A 39-year-old man drove his car into a Clermont home Wednesday night before he shot and killed his father-in-law and then took his own life, Lake County sheriff’s officials said.

The murder-suicide was reported around 7:20 p.m. on Windchime Circle, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Jones identified the estranged husband as Jeffrey Story. The name of Story’s father-in-law has not been released.

Story’s estranged wife and multiple children were in the home but were not physically harmed, Jones said.

According to Jones, evidence at the scene shows it appears Story went to the home with the intention to carry out the shooting.

“You never know how people are going to respond to stress, and this just seems like one of those situations where this is how he responded to the stress of the separation,” Jones said.