Palm Bay Man Arrested With Gun After Threatening To Kill Wife

Palm Bay man found with loaded gun at Orlando airport after he threatened to kill his wife.
Palm Bay man found with loaded gun at Orlando airport after he threatened to kill his wife. (Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office)

PALM BAY, Florida – A Palm Bay man who threatened to kill his wife was arrested at the Orlando International Airport on Tuesday.

Palm Bay police received a call from a woman claiming her father was threatening to kill her mother at the airport where the wife was expected to land. The wife had been visiting her daughter in Las Vegas.

Police went to the residence of William Shultz, 49, on Altamira Street in Palm bay, but they found he already left for the airport.

Shultz’s daughter told police that her father sent threatening text messages the night before, but may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to police.

Shultz was seen at the airport by an officer sitting on a bench near a security checkpoint. At that moment, Shultz approached the officer and asked about a parking garage.

But then Shultz began to walk away at a fast-pace, so the officer raised his gun at Shultz and ordered him to stop.

Shultz was found with a Berretta 9mm gun in a holster on his waistband along with a small container of marijuana, a report said.

Shultz told police he was at the Orlando airport to pick up his wife and that he always carries his firearm.

Schultz was arrested on charges of aggravated stalking with a firearm, carrying a firearm in a place prohibited by law, and possession of marijuana.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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