A Delaware man led police on a high-speed chase and killed himself after fatally shooting his wife outside their daughter’s school, authorities said.
Around 10:25 a.m. April 27, Llewellyn Gill, 47, and Stephanie Gill, 38, arrived at Smyrna Middle School in a car together to take their child to a medical appointment, according to the Delaware State Police.
Police said the two got into an argument outside the car in the school's parking lot, and Llewellyn Gill pulled his wife back into the vehicle and shot her.
She died at the scene.
The victim’s husband fled in the car and then switched to his own vehicle. State Troopers tracked the suspect down and he led authorities on a high-speed chase into Maryland, where he crashed his car and then shot himself. Llewellyn Gill was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
While investigating the murder-suicide, troopers learned a 21-year-old friend of the estranged couple could also be a victim and they discovered her body inside Stephanie Gill’s home, authorities said. She was later identified as Dee Dominick-Dalton.
Neighbors said Stephanie and Llewellyn Gill were living apart and working through some issues at the time of the shootings, WPVI-TV reported.
“This is a small, tight-knit community and a lot of the community events are organized through the school district, so it hits extra close to home,” Smyrna police spokesman Lt. Brian Donner said. “People are going to be shook for a while, there’s no doubt about it. It’s not common to have this happen every day, that’s for sure.”
“This world has just gone crazy,” Ashton Coleman, whose daughter, Keely, attends the school, told The News Journal. “I was in fear for her life.”