Man, ex-wife, and girlfriend dead in Columbia murder-suicide identified
Wendy Natalie Black Death : Police in Baltimore is investigating a triple homicide after a man shot and killed his girlfriend in Federal Hill, and his ex-wife in Columbia before fatally shooting himself Saturday afternoon.
Officers were alerted at about 1:30 p.m. via a ShotSpotter activation in the 1500 block of Marshall Street in Federal Hill. Responding officers located a door broken, indicating a forceful entry into the apartment. A female victim was found inside the apartment, suffering from gunshot injuries. The victim identified only as a 41-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.
A few moments later, Howard County police officers responded to a shooting report at about 2:07 p.m. at a residence located in the 7300 block of Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Officers arrived at the home at about 2:14 p.m. and located two adults on the porch of the home suffering from gunshot injuries. The two victims identified as 44-year-old Rajaee Shareef Black, of Hanover, and 42-year-old Wendy Natalie Black, of Columbia, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Blacks’ two children were located inside Rajaee’s vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex, they were taken to safety and police say the children did not witness the horrific scene.
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Preliminary investigation determined the shooting stemmed from a domestic-related altercation. A video posted online by Rajaee includes him explaining what transpired between the three persons. The incident is being investigated. Everyone in the incident has been accounted for.
“What we now believe is that was a domestic-related murder-suicide. We believe the suspect, who is male, came to the area, sought out the female victim, shot and killed her and then shot and killed himself.”
Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said.
“This is a tragic domestic event that did not have to happen, and this is what we’re talking about all the time with guns and domestic violence and the willingness of people to use these guns to take out their anger to solve a conflict,”