Police in Ft. Worth have confirmed two women, one from Wichita Falls, were killed shortly before the gunmen turned the weapon on himself.
Officers report around 12:30 PM yesterday afternoon, they responded to the 7600 block of Chance for a shooting call. When they arrived at the scene, police say they observed 29-year-old Natasha Robertson, a Ft. Worth resident, receiving medical attention. They also report 30-year-old Donille Howard from Wichita Falls was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
Robertson was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Reports indicate suspect 48-year-old Darren Clemmons was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Robertson, and witnesses claim there was previous domestic abuse between the two.
Investigators believe while Robertson and Howard were preparing their combined four children to go to an area Boys & Girls Club, Clemmons exited his car down the street with a handgun. Robertson, Howard, and the children ran back into the apartment. Reports show the kids fled to the bedroom just before Robertson and Howard were just inside the front door. Police say Clemmons then went back to his vehicle, where he allegedly turned the gun on himself and died of what appears to be a gunshot wound.
The Homicide Department is taking over the investigation. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office will make the final call as to cause of death.