Reason #1 not to commit adultery: How about NOT getting shot or knowing five innocent children have been shot in the head as a result of your affair? Two people are dead, including a 17-year-old boy and his mother, the woman who is believed to be responsible for shooting herself and six others. Among the critically wounded are her 14-year-old son, her older son’s 15-year-old girlfriend, and the nine-year-old and 17-year-old niece and nephew she had custody of. The shady muhfugga who made a mess of ending his affair with this woman is stable after being shot in the shoulder.
More details emerged Monday morning into the weekend shooting that left two people dead and five wounded.
Sheriff BJ Barnes said the shooting stemmed from a domestic situation involving a woman and man she had been having an affair with.
According to Barnes, Mary Ann Holder, 36, arranged to meet that man, Randall Scott Lamb, 40, on Sunday morning at the Guilford Technical Community College Aviation Center at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
They two met and at 8:52 a.m., Holder pulled out a gun and shot Lamb in the shoulder, Barnes said. Lamb drove off and from the car called his wife, who called 911 to report that her husband had been shot. He was found at home about 20 minutes and later taken to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Monday morning.
Barnes said a deputy spotted Holder’s vehicle about 10:11 a.m. off Remora Drive. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he saw a puff of smoke coming from the vehicle. He found Holder dead inside from a gunshot wound to her head, Barnes said. In the back seat, the deputy found Holder’s son, Zachary Lee Smith, 14, suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.
Smith was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition, Barnes said. Two guns were found inside the vehicle, including one on Holder’s lap.
Barnes said officers had previously received information that Holder could be at a home on Cocoa Drive. When officers went inside the home, they found four people who had been shot. Those were Hanna Leigh Suttles, 8; Makayla Leigh Woods, 15; and Richard Brian Suttles, 17. Holder’s other son, Robert Dylan Smith, 17, was found dead, Barnes said.
All four head been shot in the head, Barnes said. The victims who survived were listed in critical condition Monday morning. Hanna Leigh and Richard Bryan were identified as the suspect’s niece and nephew. She had custody over them after their mother died, Barnes said.
“Officers in this case attempted lifesaving techniques to stabilize and to help them until the EMTs got there. At that time, they transported to the hospital,” Barnes said.
Barnes said Holder left behind two notes taking responsibility for the bloodbath. He said it appeared Holder opened fire inside the home sometime that morning, but it wasn’t known exactly what time. He hoped interviews with the victims would provide more information.
“We have found notes which at this time appear to be from the suspect in this case, Mary Ann Holder, and these notes basically take responsibility and apologize for the actions that were taken,” he said.
Barnes gave few details about the relationship between Holder and Lamb, but said the affair had ended and Lamb had taken out a restraining order against her.
“As it stands, there is remorse and there is the feeling that (Holder) had been done wrong, he said.
The investigation was continuing Monday, Barnes said, with investigators pouring over phone and computer records and interviewing people in the neighborhood to get a better grasp on what led to the shootings. He said Holder has no history of mental health issues and no criminal record.
“Nothing like this has ever happened during my career here,” Barnes said.
This is just horrible. There is no reason why those children should have ever fallen victim to two grown folks mess. We’re praying that those kids survive.