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Durham office park shootings ruled murder-suicide

Posted May 22, 2013

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— Durham police have ruled a double fatal shooting at an office complex near South Square Wednesday afternoon a domestic murder-suicide.

Police said Millicent Lavon Blair-Arnett, 40, and Anthony Carl Arnett, 45, both of Durham, were divorced from each other.

Around 3:20 p.m., police were called to the Duke Forest Place office building in the 3300 block of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, where they found Blair-Arnett lying in the parking lot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Arnett shot himself when officers arrived, police said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 

Investigators say the former couple had two children together.

A man who works at a nearby auto shop told WRAL News that he heard a man and woman arguing, then heard gunshots. When he went outside to see what was going on, he saw Arnett standing over his ex-wife's body.

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  • Nope May 24, 2:31 p.m.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/what-we-dont-know-is-killing-us.html

  • Nope May 24, 2:29 p.m.

    There was a ban on funding any gun related research until January of his year.

    http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/01/obama-lifts-ban-on-funding-gun-v.html

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:55 a.m.

    Guns make death very quick & easy.

    JustOneGodLessThanU

    so do cars, knives, axes, pics, shovels, bats, clubs, hammers, chainsaws, well places punches, sticks, pipes, any device that can be used for strangulation...

    ....should I keep going or do you get it now?

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:53 a.m.

    Actually, there are laws prohibiting research by the CDC, DOJ, and DHHS on the subjects of gun safety and gun violence. So glad we live in a democracy...where are all the Amendment-quoting folks when we need them?

    eichn001

    please cite said law or cite 5th amendment.

  • lrfarms27572 May 24, 11:49 a.m.

    Hard to commit suicide with a Louisville Slugger.

    hardycitrus

    but pretty easy to do with a belt or a rope.

    should we regulate those too?

  • Obamacare survives May 23, 1:08 p.m.

    So, who was this guy who did it?

  • hardycitrus May 23, 1:07 p.m.

    >>>This tragedy was not triggered by guns... In stark contrast to a baseball bat.

    Hard to commit suicide with a Louisville Slugger.

  • ncsislamesauce May 23, 1:06 p.m.

    You don't need rage for it to kill. In stark contrast to a baseball bat.
    eddybal

    Of course you don't need rage, you need a good follow through.

    People are going to kill people no matter what, stop trying to spin this to take away my right to defend myself from our clearly corrupt government.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 23, 1:05 p.m.

    Guns make death very quick & easy.

  • eichn001 May 23, 12:54 p.m.

    “I know, it is hard to find out because the NRA is so busy helping to outlaw the research in that field.” eddybal

    "Cute! I didn’t know you could “outlaw” research. Laughable at best."- Ole Glory

    Actually, there are laws prohibiting research by the CDC, DOJ, and DHHS on the subjects of gun safety and gun violence. So glad we live in a democracy...where are all the Amendment-quoting folks when we need them?

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