A 25 year old Florida man, Benjamin Angus Middendorf, killed his own brother and has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of his older brother whom he shot and killed on Thursday in an argument over a cheeseburger, Police said.
Benjamin shot his 28 year old brother Nicholas Middendorf once in the chest, Fox 35 Orlando reported.
In a 911 call released by the St. Cloud Police Department, Benjamin Middendorf said.
“We were in a fight and I grabbed a gun and I shot him. Oh my God!”
His mother then took the phone from him and told the dispatcher during the 911 call that her son had killed her other son.
“Where is your son who shot your other son?” the dispatcher asks the woman.
She replies, “Right here holding my son,” and then is overheard saying, “I hope you go to jail.”
Police responded to the 911 call around 10:30 p.m.
“I can tell you that there was some sort of argument, sadly over a cheeseburger, whether he wanted one or not,” police spokesperson Sgt. Denise Roberts told Fox 35.
“He admits that he does own a 9-mm. gun and he obviously puts himself on scene,” Roberts said. “He picked up the phone. They called 911, cooperated fully. But as far as a full confession, no. At this point he said he didn’t recall.”
An arrest affidavit says Benjamin Middendorf, his brother and their mother had been drinking with friends, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but Benjamin Middendorf told detectives he was not drinking, that he didn’t know how the argument escalated.