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And Here is a Relatively Recent Murder Suicide from 'bama Involving Gun Violence

Posted on the 18 January 2012 by Mikeb302000
This is from a few months ago, but it isn't that old.  I post it here to raise awareness of the frequency with which these occur.
From and

UPDATE: Victims named in apparent murder-suicide involving cop

By: Shannon Delcambre , Hilary Golston | Alabama'
Published: September 07, 2011
BIRMINGHAM - The Irondale Police Department reports a Birmingham police detective apparently shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
The corner's office says 41-year-old "Rodney Jerome Wilson" shot his 23-year old wife, "Uteva Monique Wilson" at their Irondale home this morning.
It happened about 3:00 a.m. CT Wednesday at the Enclave at Mountain Brook apartments. Irondale Police arrived in the 3,000 block of Sharpsburg Circle.
The IPD says the Birmingham officer worked as a burglary detective, and allegedly shot and killed his wife.
The Birmingham officer then called his dispatchers who in turn, called Irondale Police to say there had been an officer involved shooting.
Two children, a little boy and a little girl were at home during the shooting, but police report they stayed in their rooms.
Birmingham Police called Irondale Police to respond, and when they arrived, they found the Birmingham Officer dead from a gunshot wound.
The owner of a store near where Det. Wilson lived reported seeing the couple. Eric Walker says it appeared Wilson was chivalrous towards his wife and the couple didn’t appear to have trouble.
"He'd come in every morning before going to work. He'd come and get a Welch’s grape juice, sometimes he'd get a coffee,” Walker told Alabama 13’s Hilary Golston. “He seemed to me to be a mild mannered man.”
A nearby day care facility also confirmed to Golston that the facility took care of two small children. A woman at the daycare said Wilson did most of the talking when they came to pick up the kids and he paid. Besides that, she didn’t see any visible problems between the two.
Neighbors did tell us, off camera, that they had witnessed the couple having marital problems in the past.
Wilson had been with Birmingham Police for 10.5 years.
Hold people accountable for this kind of gun violence AFTER they're dead? Yeah, right.
That's too little, too damned late for all the people whose rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness are damaged by the people using guns, with access to guns, with too easy availability of guns.  It is way too damned late and it's way too damned little.  It is way too damned little weight that is given to the rights of the victims, and way too much weight given to the people with these guns to have them.  Holding them accountable after they've done the damage is NOT an acceptable or remotely reasonable response.

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