STATE TROOPERS: Woman Claims She Was Called By ‘God’ To Shoot People on I-10 During Solar Eclipse

A woman from Georgia allegedly told State Troopers she was called by 'God' to shoot and wound two people on Interstate 10 during the solar eclipse.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of an active shooter in Holmes County, which ended in the arrest of a woman who told Troopers she’d been sent by ‘God’ in connection to the solar eclipse to shoot at cars.

Troopers say Taylon Nichelle Celestine, 22, of Georgia, checked out of a local hotel and made alarming statements to the staff, indicating her intent to carry out a shooting spree allegedly directed by “God” in connection to the solar eclipse.

According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, Celestine, driving a purple Dodge Challenger bearing Georgia plates, entered Interstate 10 (I-10) at the 112-mile marker and headed westbound.

After driving for about five miles on the interstate, Troopers say the suspect discharged multiple rounds at another vehicle traveling along the highway, striking it several times.

The driver sustained minor injuries from glass fragments and a grazing wound to the arm but managed to maneuver his vehicle to safety on the roadside.

State Troopers say Celestine continued westward on I-10. She then allegedly targeted another vehicle near the 107-mile marker, critically injuring the driver with a shot to the neck.

The victim was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention and is currently undergoing treatment.

Responding Troopers swiftly located and apprehended Celestine near the 96-mile marker, conducting a felony traffic stop. Upon her arrest, authorities discovered an AR-15 rifle and a 9mm handgun inside her purple Challenger.

Celestine was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Holmes County Jail, where she faces charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and improper discharge of a firearm.

Troopers on scene turned the investigation into the incident over to the Florida Highway Patrol Bureau of Investigations and Intelligence (BCII), who say the investigation it remains ongoing. BCII added that further updates and details will be released as the invesetigation progresses.

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