A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a family member called about a possible suicidal person inside a Satsuma home yesterday afternoon.
Shortly before 5 p.m. deputies responded to a residence at 108 Marlin Drive. Upon arrival, Christian Alan Wilkinson, 25, was inside the home refusing to come outside. Information deputies received from family members said Wilkinson had threatened to harm himself and that there was possibly a deceased person inside the home.
Deputies were able to talk to Wilkinson on a cellphone and he agreed to come outside.
Deputies secured Wilkinson inside a patrol vehicle and then performed a safety search of the residence based on information of another person inside. Deputies located a woman with a gunshot wound deceased in a bedroom. The victim is not being identified at this time, but has a non-intimate familial connection.
Earlier in the day, at about 3:20 p.m. the victim had contacted the sheriff’s office non-emergency line to report Wilkinson had stolen her phone and gun. Two deputies responded within 20 minutes to the home banging on the doors and calling the number the victim left as a contact number. Deputies did not see any drivable vehicles at the property and there was no indication anyone was at the residence. At 4:55 p.m. dispatchers received the second call about Wilkinson threatening to commit suicide.
Prior to yesterday’s shooting, deputies have responded to the residence 10 times since October 2022. None of the calls were of a violent nature to occupants in the home. Wilkinson had a prior encounter with deputies in October in which he requested a Baker Act for himself due to self-harm thoughts.
Wilkinson was arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail. He is being held without bond.