It was supposed to be a happy day. Nichole Savageau, her family and boyfriend of four years spent Saturday celebrating her 17th Birthday. Both had no idea it would be their last day together.
Nichole and 20-year-old Daniel Fabris were shot to death in a Callaway trailer after a night of arguing between Fabris and the alleged triggerman, 21-year-old Thomas Couch.
Bay County sheriff's investigators say Nichole was in another room in the trailer. They say when she realized Couch had shot her boyfriend she tried to run out of the trailer, but Couch shot several times as she ran out.
Investigators say Couch called 9-1-1 and admitted to the crime. He is being held at the Bay County Jail.
Nichole's family says it was senseless act and still can't understand why Couch snapped. They say Nichole was loved by many. Her boss says she is very motivated and always smiled.
"She was a fantastic person. She worked so hard and did everything around here. She did a lot. I was very shaken up yesterday because I also have a 17-year-old daughter, and I feel so bad for her family. I can't explain how I felt. I definitely take it to heart," says Sean Brandow, Nichole's boss.
Brandow says a fund has been set up in Nichole's memory. You can drop any donations off at the Coram's Steak and Egg on Tyndall Parkway. Nichole's family has also set up an account at Regions Bank on Tyndall Parkway.