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Shooting Survivor Speaks Out After Watching Father and Brother Killed in Front of Him

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Taylor County, FL - A year and a day later, David Spees opens up for the first time about the moment he, his brother and father, were shot by a man with a 12-gauge shotgun.

"I turned and looked and he was pointing the gun at me. Then he shot me and I landed in the ditch over there," Spees said.

This happened December 5 last year in Taylor County.

Sheriff deputies say the then 69-year-old Paul McNutt shot his three neighbors. That's 70-year-old Lee Spees and his two sons, Lee Spees Jr. and David Spees, both in their 40's.

David is the only survivor.

"I watched him kill my brother and my dad," Spees said.

Witnesses say the incident sparked from an argument over their shared driveway behind, a now, memorial.

During the last argument, David says McNutt came outside with his shotgun and fired. They were not armed.

Wednesday was supposed to be a day of remembrance, but sheriff deputies say between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., a car ran over this memorial.

"From where I was standing, I could somewhat see the lights and everything with the cross and I heard a screeching sound. Well the screeching I heard was a car."

No word yet on who did it or why, but the family is offering a cash reward for information.

We reached out to McNutt's lawyer for comment but were not able to reach him.

If you do have any information about what happened you're asked to contact the taylor county sheriff's office.

As for Paul McNutt, he is still in jail and faces a judge on December 10 for his pre-trial.


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