Brittany Tucker shot her four young children and a friend dead before turning her gun on herself Thursday, police say (Pictures: Facebook)
A mother asked her friend ‘What are you laughing at?’ before killing the pal, her own children and herself, according to police. Brittany Tucker is said to have embarked on the murder-suicide rampage in Monroe, Louisiana, on Thursday after pal Anteshia Logwood, 20, laughed.
After shooting Antisha dead, Tucker went into her apartment and shot her four young children dead. They have been named as Tremayne, 12, Treshelle, 8, Treasure, 5, and five month-old Gloria. The killer mom is then believed to have turned the gun on herself, with police investigating the mass-killing as a murder-suicide.
Monroe Police Chief Reggie Brown said: ‘She proceeded to shoot each one of her children, and there were four children inside the apartment.
‘All four children died as a result of their injuries.’
Tucker also shot Anteshia Logwood, pictured, dead days before Logwood’s 21st birthday (Picture: GoFundMe)
Investigators believe Tucker had been dealing with mental health issues, with the mom reportedly seen waving a legally-purchased gun around her apartment complex shortly before her death.
KNOE reported that the victims relatives have been notified of their deaths. Monroe Police Chief Reggie Brown said that if someone had gotten in touch to let them know if Tucker’s mental anguish, they may have been able to prevent the killings.
A chaplain was brought into help counsel officers called to investigate the horrific bloodbath.
Anteshia’s brother Charles Logwood says his sister had been due to turn 21 on June 17, with her devastated family now organizing a funeral instead of a birthday party.
Writing on a GoFundMe set up to pay for funeral expenses, Logwood said: ‘On Thursday, June 11, 2020 Anteshia walked outside and was shot in the chest and killed by someone believed to be suffering a mental illness.
‘Not only did the lady kill my sister but her own children, right before shooting herself. This is a very difficult time for my family and today we ask for help from the community in efforts to bury Anteshia.
‘Anteshia’s birthday is on the 17th of this month, which she would have been turning 21 & instead of planning for her birthday, we have to plan for a funeral.’
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