Tenn. CO killed by husband in murder-suicide
Lawanda Steel-Williams was a six-year veteran of the DCSO
By Corrections1 Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Davidson County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer was killed Sunday when her husband shot her before taking his own life in their home.
The Tennesseean reported CO Lawanda Steele-Williams, 53, was fatally shot by Kirk Williams, 49, in their kitchen. They had been married for about a year and a half.
Steele-Williams’ daughter called police when she arrived at the couple’s home to find the door locked and heard her mother’s cellphone ringing inside. Officers found the couple dead with gunshot wounds to their heads.
Steele-Williams was a six-year veteran of the DCSO.
It is with extreme sadness we mourn the passing of Officer Lawanda Steele. None of us are ever prepared for such an untimely death and our employees need your prayers and support. Our thoughts are with her family as they come to terms with this horrible news. pic.twitter.com/S43vWj0ItQ— Daron Hall (@DaronHall7) December 17, 2018