A Greensboro woman shot and killed her 14-year-old son and wounded her daughter and boyfriend Monday before turning the gun on herself, Greensboro police said Tuesday.
Sandra Lyn Palmer, 47, fired the shots after a family dispute at 307 Mourning Dove Terrace in the Robyn’s Glen Townhouse in northwest Greensboro.
Officers found Palmer and her son, Maurice Edmonds II, dead inside their home.
Palmer’s daughter, Danielle Imani Jameison, 18, and Palmer’s boyfriend, Maurice Eugene Edmonds, were taken to Moses Cone Hospital. Jameison was in stable condition Tuesday night, and Edmonds was in fair condition.
Maurice was the son of the elder Edmonds and Palmer. Edmonds and Palmer weren’t married, but had dated for years, police said.
Jameison and the elder Edmonds told investigators that the shooting happened after the family dispute, police said. The nature of the argument was unclear.
Palmer first use mace on Edmonds, and then fired several shots at her children, police said. Edmonds was shot as he struggled to take the handgun from Palmer. He ran out of the house to get help and collapsed outside, police said.
Palmer then went into another room in the house and shot herself, police said.
Maurice was an eighth-grader at Northwest Middle School in Greensboro and a former student at Hanes Magnet Middle School in Winston-Salem. Jameison, a 2011 graduate of Reynolds High School, is a student at UNC Chapel Hill. She won numerous awards while at Reynolds, including a scholarship to UNC.
Grief counselors were available to students at Hanes Magnet on Tuesday, Melita Wise, the school’s principal, said in a statement.
On Friday, students there will wear pink in Maurice’s honor.