|Michelle S. Kelly, 22, and Keytrell Kelly, 2,|
A Richmond man went on a murderous rampage over a custody dispute late Wednesday, gunning down his ex-girlfriend, their child and another woman acting as a mediator before taking his own life in an apparent murder-suicide, police said. Traymont B. Burton, 21, shot and killed 19-year-old Adreena D. Gary outside his ex’s South Richmond, Va., home and then went inside and gunned down former girlfriend Michelle S. Kelly, 22, and Keytrell Kelly, 2, before turning the gun on himself, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Family said Gary, a community college student who was working toward a criminal justice degree and hoped to become a lawyer, was trying to mediate a domestic dispute between Burton and Kelly when she was killed. Police responded to a 911 call of “shots fired” at 8:21 p.m. and arrived minutes later to a gruesome scene.
Fire crews were brought in to hose down blood on the sidewalk outside, the Times-Dispatch said. It was a chilling scene, neighbors said. “It’s just shocking, and the lady used to keep my kids,” neighbor Chantell Woolridge told NBC 12. “And the thought in my mind is, what if my kids were there?”
Kelly was described as a mom who doted on her son, according to cousin Shaheem Simmons. “She was more like my sister. We lived together my whole life as a child. I watched her grow as a woman,” Simmons wrote on Facebook. “If you knew her you knew she was sweet, respectful, caring, drama free and a mother — a real mom.”
Deut 28: 54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: