Jean Ndione, a neighbor of Kristin Florio-Gile and Randy Gile, both 33, told the outlet that he was stunned to learn that the man he considered to be "a very nice dude" had shot his wife before turning the gun on himself on Saturday evening.
"Whenever I would have car problems, he would come and fix it," said Ndione of Randy Gile. "He was a stand-up guy."
Ndione added that Kristin Gile was a "very dedicated" mother of six who could never "hurt a soul."
But despite Randy Gile's facade as a "stand-up guy," Ndione admitted that Kristin made a disturbing statement about her husband just one week before her death.
"She told me, 'Jean, you know he's going to kill me, right?'" Ndione told the station. "I said, 'Why would you say that?'"
"I just know he's coming," she allegedly replied.
Kristin's worst fears came true on Saturday when her estranged husband attacked her and her father, 55-year-old Richard Florio, after they had picked up some of the children's belongings from their former residence.
According to a witness, a silver car and a black SUV were seen recklessly speeding down a block when shots rang out. The witness claimed the car sideswiped the SUV, running it off the road before its driver got out and shot the SVU's driver, later identified as Kristin, dead. Randy, who was driving the silver car, then turned his weapon on himself.
Florio was reportedly grazed by one bullet and pierced by another in his side but is in stable condition.
Following the deadly shooting, Holly Thompson-Jerome, a cousin of Kristin's, shared details of the couple's troubled marriage leading up to the deadly shooting.
On a GoFundMe page started to benefit the family, Thompson-Jerome described her cousin as a "devoted and loving mother" to her six young children, Kayleigh, 12, Jacob, 11, Alivia, 10, Jackson, 7, Sophia, 5, and Colton 3.
Despite the fact that their marriage previously seemed happy to their neighbors, Kristin had been "desperately" trying to escape the abusive relationship and "was under a protection from [an] abuse (PFA) order," her cousin claimed. "She had even spent a few months in a women’s shelter. She had recently moved herself and her children into her parents home and was undergoing an emergency divorce."
Thompson-Jerome said that Kristin and her family thought Randy was in jail "because of recent documented threats towards Kristin and children."
Sedgwick County Jail records show that Randy Gile was booked last month for seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal threat but was apparently released without Kristin's knowledge.
Ndione said that the thing he regrets is "that it happened right under my nose, but I did not see it."
"Quite frankly, the only thing I'm worried about at this point really is the kids," he added.
The family's GoFundMe page, which was started to help cover Kristin's funeral expenses as well as her children's future expenses, has amassed over $29,000 of its $50,000 goal at the time of publication
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