A DeKalb County woman was shot to death inside her home while her two children were there Sunday night — and police said the suspect who is the father of one of the children later killed himself.
The DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Ms. Kristy Robinson. Officials are waiting until next of kin his notified to release the name of the suspect.
“They had previously been involved in an argument, which erupted in the suspect shooting the victim,” police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.
The victim’s children, 15 and 8, were in the home at the time. But it’s unclear if they witnessed the shooting. They have been turned over to the custody of relatives.
More than two hours later, officers discovered that the suspect they were searching for had allegedly shot and killed himself at a home in Atlanta, Capt. Fore said.
Still, Atlanta officers said the man, who is the father of the woman's 8-year-old boy, killed himself less than an hour after the shooting in DeKalb County.
Shortly before 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to apartment complex at 2500 Center St. in northwest Atlanta, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones.
A witness, Mr. Cliff Green, who had ran outside after the shooting, told officers that his friend had shot himself.
The man was found lying on the corner of the bed with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head, Officer Jones said. He was unresponsive and not breathing.
Laying on the right side of the body was a silver pistol with a spent shell casing nearby, police said.
Mr. Green told officers that he and Ms. Andrea Wallace, 46, were in the bedroom watching football when the man got up to get a beer from the kitchen.
When the victim returned he sat on the bed and asked his girlfriend if she loved him.
“She stated ‘yes’ and then he produced a silver pistol with his left hand and shot himself once in the head,” Officer Jones said.
DeKalb police took the weapon for evidence in their case.
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