This is such a tragedy…
Richmond Man Murders Ex-Girlfriend, Son, And Mediator During Custody Dispute
A Richmond domestic dispute turned into a 4-way muder-suicide, with the father killing his ex-girlfriend, their 2-year-old son, and a criminal justice major acting as a mediator on the scene. There are really no words for this. Via NYDN:
A Richmond man went on a murderous rampage over a custody dispute late Wednesday, gunning down his ex-girlfriend, their child and another woman acting as a mediator before taking his own life in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
Traymont B. Burton, 21, shot and killed 19-year-old Adreena D. Gary outside his ex’s South Richmond, Va., home and then went inside and gunned down former girlfriend Michelle S. Kelly, 22, and Keytrell Kelly, 2, before turning the gun on himself, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Family said Gary, a community college student who was working toward a criminal justice degree and hoped to become a lawyer, was trying to mediate a domestic dispute between Burton and Kelly when she was killed.
Police responded to a 911 call of “shots fired” at 8:21 p.m. and arrived minutes later to a gruesome scene. Fire crews were brought in to hose down blood on the sidewalk outside, the Times-Dispatch said. It was a chilling scene, neighbors said.
“It’s just shocking, and the lady used to keep my kids,” neighbor Chantell Woolridge told NBC 12. “And the thought in my mind is, what if my kids were there?”
Kelly was described as a mom who doted on her son, according to cousin Shaheem Simmons.
“She was more like my sister. We lived together my whole life as a child. I watched her grow as a woman,” Simmons wrote on Facebook. “If you knew her you knew she was sweet, respectful, caring, drama free and a mother — a real mom.”
Why would he bring a gun to this discussion in the first place? This is too sad.
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