A married woman in Atlanta committed suicide after her husband was killed. Keianna Burns had recently moved from Missouri with her eight children to Atlanta in hopes of expanding her salon business. On Nov. 6, she fatally shot her husband Ronnell Burns in their Sandy Springs home. Just weeks before the shooting, Burns posted a video of her dancing with a young daughter. The child was with a relative when the shooting occurred.
Authorities have not released the identities of the victims. The Atlanta Police Department is investigating the murder-suicide at Sandtown, a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. The shooting occurred after officers were dispatched to a wellness check. Police say one of the victims was shot by a male suspect, and the other was shot by a woman. They did not immediately reveal their relationship, but a towing company was on the scene shortly after the shooting.
There are several factors that might explain the increased rate of murder-suicides in Fulton County. First, the rate of suicides was higher than the published data nationally. Second, the proposed typology was incomplete and lacking in major details. In Fulton County, Georgia, the rate of murder-suicides was higher than the national average. The proposed typology is incomplete. It does not provide enough information for an informed decision about how to respond to an increase in suicide rates.
Marsha Edwards, a well-known Atlanta physician and community leader, was the late Marsha Edwards. Atlanta was shocked by her death. She shot her two adult children before turning the gun on herself. It is unclear what caused the tragedy and why Edwards would commit such a horrific act. It is not possible to determine if Edwards was depressed or mentally ill. But we do know that she was a highly educated and accomplished woman.
VOP News STL reports that the teenage daughter of the Burns reported a domestic incident the police to. Later, neighboring properties reported gunshots. Police entered the house and found the couple dead. Afterward, Keianna Burns’ Facebook post hinted at her troubled mental health. Despite the tragic circumstances, Burns’ story continues to provide insight into a complex case. The family needs to know what happened to her and what can be done to help prevent a repeat occurrence.