BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – An ongoing dispute may have led a West Boca Raton man to kill his wife before taking his own life inside an accounting firm Wednesday morning.
Around 9:40 a.m., 63-year old Scott Edgerton reportedly shot and killed his wife, 56-year old Sharon Bellingham, before he turned the gun on himself.
“I called the office and they said they heard gun shots,” said Barbara who did want her last name used in this report.
The shooting happened inside the offices of CBIZ MHM. The firm, located at 1675 N Military Trail, is housed inside a multi-story building which has a number of businesses including a Comerica Bank.
The building’s valet arrived just as everyone was running from the gunfire.
“I come into the building and all the people were saying ‘run, run’ and I said ‘why’, some people have a gun,” said Antonio Hadad.
Police said the couple had ongoing domestic problems.
“There was some type of ongoing dispute between both the suspect and the victim. He arrived here and was able to identify where she was in the building and then went in and shot the victim,” said Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander.
Friends say the two had been married for more than 25 years and raised two children in with West Boca Raton home. They describe the couple as friendly and did not know of any problems.
“She was a very nice lady,” said neighbor Gaby Dunn. “She was super nice. She came here, introduced herself, ‘welcomed’ me to the neighborhood.”
Dunn said she was stunned when she heard the news of the shooting.
“Oh my God, that’s very sad, very sad,” said Dunn.
Police spent much of the day at the couple’s home looking for more clues into why this happened.
No one else was injured in the shooting.