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Husband kills wife, Sedgwick County sheriff says; she was mother of six children

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A man shot and killed his wife before shooting himself on Saturday afternoon in Derby, Lt. Tim Myers with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday news release.

Kristin Gile, “had been trying desperately to get out of an abusive marriage,” according to a GoFundMe memorial page started by her cousin, Holly Thompson-Jerome.

“She had recently moved herself and her children into her parents (Rick and Lisa Florio) home and was undergoing an Emergency divorce,” Thompson-Jerome wrote on the GoFundMe. Kristin had six children.

But at about 5:16 p.m. on Oct. 6, deputies were called to help the Derby Police Department with a fatal shooting, the release states. Police were called to the shooting near K-15 and Patriot in Derby, and they found three vehicles at approximately 10100 E. 63rd Street South, Myers said.

That’s where officers would find Randy Gile II and Kristin — husband and wife — dead at the scene. Both the suspect and the victim were 33 years old. Kristin Gile’s father, 55-year-old Richard Florio, received minor injuries during the shooting, Myers said.

Kristin and Florio had thought Randy was in jail, the GoFundMe states, so they had gone to her old home to pick up bunk beds and clothes.

He was not in jail, though.

Rather, her husband had rented a car and was following Florio before he began shooting, Thompson-Jerome wrote. Florio was shot three times in his stomach, she said.

“Rick tried everything in his power to protect Kristin who was in her SUV and was desperately trying to get away but the husband side-swiped her and ran her off road,” the GoFundMe states. “He then shot Kristin and then took his own life.”

The shooting is still under investigation, Myers said.

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