Sheriff: Wife fatally shot husband, then herself

Murder-suicide in Chalmette

CHALMETTE - A woman shot her husband of approximately two years and then herself in what appears to be a murder-suicide early Monday in Chalmette, according to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann.

The incident occurred around 6 a.m.

The bodies of Tamara Lee, 36, and Demond Mullens, 37, were found shot to death inside the home they shared, according to the sheriff's office. It appears Lee shot and killed Mullens in their bedroom, before committing suicide, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

According to Pohlmann, two children and a third person were inside of the home during the shooting. They were unharmed. The children are now with another family member. Pohlmann said the children appear to be the biological children of Lee.

It is the first homicide in St. Bernard Parish since October, according to Pohlmann.

Pohlmann said family members told him that the couple had been having a tough time recently, but were apparently trying to make it work. 
 

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