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Police: Monroe, Louisiana woman kills her children and then herself

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 11:52:48-04

MONROE, La. (AP) — A woman in Louisiana shot and killed her four children, including an infant, and another person before killing herself at an apartment complex, according to authorities.

Monroe Police Chief Reggie Brown confirmed the six deaths that occured Thursday night and identified Brittany Tucker, 30, as the shooter.

Brown told news outlets on Friday that Tucker suffered from mental health issues and appeared to be going through a crisis. She had been seen waving a gun at the apartment complex in the days before the shootings.

Anteshia Logwood was shot and killed at the apartment complex Thursday night. Brown said Logwood had dismissed an irrational remark that Tucker had made, the News Star reported. That is when she shot Logwood.

Brown said Tucker then went to the apartment and shot the children.

Police identified the four children as Tremayne Tucker, age 12; Trechelle Tucker, age 8; Treasure Tucker, age 5; and Glory Tucker, 5 months old.

Police said Brittany Tucker shot herself prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

“After speaking with witnesses who were present over the past couple of days, Ms. Tucker was showing irrational behavior with the gun in hand, and no one felt the need to reach out to law enforcement or anyone of that nature to let us know she was showing irrational behavior and possessing a firearm,” Brown told the News Star. “We could have responded and got her some help because that was a cry for help.”

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