A grandmother and her granddaughter were shot dead in Missouri after a suspect allegedly beat the younger woman up, family claimed.
Around 11 p.m. on Nov. 5, police responding to a report of shots fired located Lea'johna Sanders, 22, dead from gunshot wounds.
A second victim, Laura Myers, 53, was transported to an area hospital with injuries and later pronounced dead.
Derrick was booked without bond into the Boone County jail.
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Sander’s uncle, Anthony Flowers, said Myers was his niece’s grandmother.
According to KMIZ, Flowers implied Sanders and Derrick were in a romantic relationship and had issues.
“Now there's a child that's going to be left with no parents, no grandparents, and it's just a tragedy when there was definitely something that could have prevented this,” he told the station.
“He was beating her up and Laura [Myers] went over there to intervene and before she could put the phone down she heard a gunshot, and god only knows what happened when she walked in.”
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