Democratic candidate for Mississippi State House shoots his wife in her office before killing herself after getting divorce papers
- Democrat Carl Robinson shot Tuesday, his estranged wife, Latoya Thompson, 34
- He then committed suicide at Williams Medical Clinic at Potts Camp, Mississippi at 10 a.m.
- Witnesses saw the 43-year-old woman go up and down in her wife's workplace
- Robinson is said to have had at least one child with the receptionist, but divorced
- Police recovered .38 caliber Smith & Wesson gun at the murder-suicide scene
- Thompson had a pulse when crew members answered but died in a helicopter
- He was one of three democrats who ran to the Mississippi house
Investigators say that a man who runs to the Mississippi State House has committed his own life after having shot his wife in a medical clinic where she was a receptionist after being summoned.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says the democrat Carl Robinson shot his estranged wife, Latoya Thompson, 34, and then committed suicide at the Williams Medical Clinic at Potts Camp.
Witnesses saw the 43-year-old politician walking up and down the building before the apparent murder-suicide took place around 10 a.m.
The couple reportedly had at least one child together.
Democrat Carl Robinson shot Tuesday morning to be his estranged wife, Latoya Thompson, 34
Witnesses saw the 43-year-old walking up and down outside the woman's workplace, Williams Medical Clinic at Potts Camp
& # 39; We found the shooter dead of what looked like a self-inflicted bullet wound to his head & # 39 ;, Dickerson told the Daily Journal newspaper.
& # 39; He and his wife were in a divorce process. His wife lay on the floor near his body. & # 39;
Authorities have found a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson gun on the spot.
Thompson's colleagues tried resuscitation on her after she was shot, but she died in the hospital. Robinson shot himself after he had fatally injured her
Cops said no one was hurt apart from the two deceased people on the scene on Tuesday
Robinson and Thompson went through a divorce and he had recently received documents
The couple had at least one child who was at home with the police after the incident
Colleagues have attempted to resuscitate on Thompson.
The sheriff says that Thompson had a pulse on the spot, but she died when rescuers tried to charge her in a medical helicopter.
No one else was hurt.
Their identity was confirmed by coroner James Anderson.
A shocked resident of the area who says she always brings people to the office, describes Thompson as & # 39; so courteous and so nice & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It is always the child who suffers anyway. I only wish the family and Godspeed leadership through this crisis, & she said WTVA.
He was one of three Democrats who ran to the Mississippi House in the districts of 5 Benton, Lafayette, Marshall and Tate County
Robinson (pictured left with rapper Snoop Dogg) was a Cannon Crewman in the US Army in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Maryland and Korea from 1994 to 1999 and many of his roles have since been focused on ensuring employee safety
The couple lived in nearby Benton County.
Robinson has worked as Chief Executive Officer at the Commission for Aging in Oxford for the past three years and has provided tax and administrative supervision of Mississippi Medicaid Waiver programs, including & # 39; Adult Day Care & # 39; (ADC), Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and In-Home Respite & # 39; according to his LinkedIn profile.
The website said he led 60 administrative, maintenance, and service contractors and was responsible for an annual budget of $ 1 million plus $ 2 million plus organizational assets.
Robinson was a gunman in the US Army in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Maryland and Korea from 1994 to 1999, and many of his roles have since been focused on ensuring worker safety.
Robinson was one of three Democrats active in the 5 Benton, Lafayette, Marshall and Tate districts.
Seated John Faulkner from Holly Springs is looking for re-election.
No others are running, so the race will be decided in the Democratic Primary in August.
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