The ex-girlfriend of the man accused of shooting four people to death at a car wash in rural Pennsylvania over the weekend posted a chilling message about a sniper just last week.
Chelsie Cline, 25 shared a meme on her Facebook that stated:”After this week, I rlly (sic) need to get taken out … on a date or by a sniper either one is fine w me at this point.”
A man named Tim Smith responded, “I could do both.”
Sadly, he seemed to have taken her up on that offer, which was clearly a joke.
According to the Associated Press, Timothy Smith, 28, showed up to Ed’s Car Wash in Saltlick Township sporting body armor and armed with three guns. There, he shot four people to death: William Porterfield, 27; Chelsie Cline, 25; Courtney Snyder, 23; and Seth Cline, 21. Pennsylvania State Police have stated that Smith was also wounded, likely from a self-inflicted gunshot. He is not expected to survive and is currently on life support. An additional woman in her early twenties was injured in the attack. She has not been identified.
The victims had driven to the car wash in two separate vehicles early Sunday. Smith was already parked there in a pickup truck, waiting for them. Some victims were shot still sitting in their cars while the others were shot as they attempted to flee. Police said that Smith attacked them in an ambush-fashion. About 30 shots rang out.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, family of the slain victims have stated that Cline and Smith used to date. Cline’s half-sister Sierra Kolarik, 24, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Smith was obsessed with Cline. She said that Smith sent her half-sibling flowers and Christmas presents and would even gift her beer on the top of her car.
Kolarik said that Smith “came off as the most kind-hearted person.” She noted his interests were “guns and guns and guns and shooting and beer and rolling cigarettes.”
Now, Kolarik sees Smith in a different light.
“I mean now I can see it. He has a very obsessive personality,” she told an ABC affiliate.
Cline had just got off a late shift working at a deli hours before she died. She was reportedly in a good mood, even singing and dancing from behind the counter.
Porterfield leaves behind a pregnant wife, Jenna Porterfield. She told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that after Cline and Smith broke up, her husband began spending a lot of time with Cline.
“I was told my husband was cheating on me with [one of the victims], and that she had broken up with her previous boyfriend two days ago, and he went crazy and shot them all,” she told the Inquirier.
The wife noted that she and her husband were “having some troubles.”
“I’m not holding that against Will,” Jenna said. “We weren’t fighting. We were fixing. And if he was with someone else while we were having problems, honestly, I don’t care what he did. I’m not going to hold that against him. I’d give anything to have him back.”
Victim Seth Cline, half-sibling of Chelsie has been called “outgoing, very funny and very smart.”
“You always had fun when you were around him,” Cayleigh Myers said, according to Fox News. “He would give his shirt off his back for you, anything, it didn’t matter what it was, what time it was, if you need him, you could call him. He was everything.”
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