STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) — Search warrants obtained on Friday reveal new details as to what may have happened on the morning of August 9 when deputies say a father shot his two young sons to death, then turned the gun on himself.
Shawn Fuller, the father of 2 boys — Uriah and Josiah — who were shot, died in the hospital last week. Investigators had planned to charged Fuller in the murder of his sons.
According to the search warrants, Shawn Fuller’s brother, Stephen Fuller, called 911 at 3:37 am to report that his brother Shawn, and Shawn’s wife Bianca, were having a fight at their home located in the 100 block of Trent Road near Statesville.
When deputies arrived at 3:43 am, they found Bianca Fuller walking up the road. Fuller told the deputies that her husband was drunk and that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The warrants say that Bianca Fuller said that Shawn was demanding to know where his gun was, and that she refused to tell him. After arguing for some time, Shawn Fuller reportedly punched Bianca Fuller, put a pillow over her head, then put a sheet around her neck and began to choke her, the warrants say.
Bianca Fuller then told Shawn where the gun was located, and she left out of the back door of the mobile home, according to warrants obtained by WBTV.
Moments later, both Stephen Fuller and Bianca Fuller said that they heard multiple gunshots.
When deputies approached the home, they say they found Shawn Fuller lying in the front yard with a “gunshot wound to the head.”
One deputy noted seeing a small child lying inside the house near the front door. When deputies went inside, they discovered a second boy on the floor.
The boys, identified as Fuller’s 3 and 4 year old sons Uriah and Josiah, had both been shot multiple times and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Shawn Fuller was transported to the hospital and remained there until his death on Thursday.
Deputies searched the home later during the afternoon of August 9th. According to the warrants, they seized a Glock model 19 semi automatic pistol containing an empty magazine, a black knife, two Glock magazines with fifteen rounds, fifteen spent shell casings, an iPad, tablet, and laptop computer, and other items.
On August 10, deputies returned to the house and seized several items, including two bullets found on the floor in the hall, one bullet found inside the refrigerator, a Blackhawk magazine holder, a Sears 16 gauge shotgun, a pistol holster, hearing protection earmuffs, a container holding 9mm rounds, Glock accessories, a small bottle of Gentleman Jack whiskey, a coffee can from the backyard containing 9mm cartridge casings, a paper bag containing shotgun shells, three dining room chairs, and the door from the refrigerator.
The Iredell County Sheriff said that investigators were planning to charge Fuller with the murder of his two sons.