Cape Coral, FL – A 44-year-old man who discovered one of his roommates had gotten naked and crawled into his daughter’s bed ended up opening fire in a drunken rage on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at 1041 Southwest 1st Street at approximately 12:32 a.m. on March 8, the Cape Coral Police Department (CCPD) said in a press release later that day.
Police responded to the scene after 44-year-old Dayne Victor Miller contacted the CCPD and told the dispatcher he shot at two of his roommates through a closed bedroom door after discovering that one of them had been naked in his teenage daughter’s bed, according to the press release.
Officers said Miller was very cooperative in exiting the home when they arrived at the residence and he was quickly detained.
They also located Miller’s two roommates inside and noticed several bullet holes in one of the bedroom doors.
Officers said they were able to get Miller’s two roommates out of their room and determined they live at the home and rent a bedroom from Miller.
Investigators said Miller and the couple had all been drinking heavily together earlier in the night.
The male victim told police he got up to use the bathroom during the night and mistakenly went into another bedroom where Miller’s daughter was asleep in her bed, the CCPD said.
“The victim got beside the teenager and fell asleep,” police said. “Once the teenager realized a naked male was sleeping next to her, she went to Mr. Miller to let him know what had transpired.”
The teen did not make any allegations that a crime had been committed against her, the CPPD noted.
In the meantime, the man’s spouse woke him up and yelled at him, telling him he was in the wrong bedroom, according to police.
The two roommates returned to their own room and locked the door just before Miller began pounding on it while shouting, “I’ll kill you,” the CPPD said.
Miller, who police said was in a rage, then proceeded to fire his handgun into the floor three or four times.
No one was hit by the gunfire.
Miller was transported to Lee County Jail on charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His next court hearing is scheduled for April 10, The News-Press reported.