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Authorities: Man shot father, sister in Fremont home

Posted July 13, 2011

— A Fremont man was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he shot his father and sister inside a home on Jasmine Lane, authorities said. 

Rico Antonio Mitchell was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. He was taken to the Wayne County jail, where he was being held without bond.

Wayne County deputies responded to a report of a shooting at 134 Jasmine Lane shortly after 7:30 a.m. and found that Cquashanda Laquan Mitchell, 19, and Robert Earl Mitchell, 56, had been shot.

Cquashanda Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene, and Robert Mitchell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown.

Rico Mitchell was taken into custody at the scene. Authorities didn't release any information about a motive for the shootings.


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  • sanderseunique Jul 14, 2011

    Out of all these posts only one of them was actually close as to what. Happened. I am a very close friend of the family. Rico Mitchell is not a monster. There were some underlying issues going on in this situation that I would prefer not to go there. I just want y'all to know Rico is not a monster. I pray for Rico and his family that they get through these hard times.

  • ivegotone Jul 13, 2011

    On WITN it reports this man just got out of PRISON in March this year. Looks like he should have stayed there. Maybe his sister would still be alive. Guess what yall, its gonna get worse. They are closing 4 prisons and laying off prison employees. I wish the Governor could see the light of day before it is too late and other people die. Putting these people in therapeutic day programs is a waste of time and money. They will commit more Misd. crimes because they will learn they will only go to a day program and still be able to roam the streets.

  • TITAN4X4 Jul 13, 2011

    Lock him up life for murder of his sister! He will only continue this type of behavior.

  • mochabrown Jul 13, 2011

    Take him and deploy him to Afghanistan, Iraq. See will he be man enough then to shoot.

    The very looks of him say "SORRY"

  • Gen1 Jul 13, 2011

    I know this family and he was raised better than this. His parents are fine people just this one child has gone bad. I pray Robert will recover and I pray God be with them as they go through this.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 13, 2011

    Hope the man shot is going to be ok. It's will be hard losing a daughter like that.

  • YNCSW51 Jul 13, 2011

    What would make someone kill a family member. I guess you never know what will set a person off anymore. My prayers are with the family and this young man. I pray that he gets whatever help he needs because obviously he has some underlining issue that played a role in this type of behavior.

  • edits Jul 13, 2011

    topkat1258two, I wonder the same thing. What in the world is worng with people? What could have possibly been so bad that he had to kill someone over it? I'm glad that I was an adult by 1990, I feel badly for kids today having to grow up with all of this nonsense.

  • retiredcfcc Jul 13, 2011

    What a name.I wonder where people come up with some of today's names.Sorry for the killing. Too many guns in the wrong hands. Wonder if gun was legal or stolen? Guess it's just to hard to walk away, got to be a bad guy and shoot someone. Are drugs involved? Just wondering. Have a good day.

  • topkat1258two Jul 13, 2011

    No longer is it "cool" to get mad, go out of the house slamming the door, getting in the car spinning tires in the driveway and riding around until you cool off...People today want to kill the people that tick them off, even at times taking innocent people with them! What is wrong in this world today??