Singleton and Jordan were live-in lovers, but Sunday she informed him she was done with him and moving on to another relationship, he snapped.
One of the daughters told deputies that their mother had taken her four daughters to Myrtle Beach They were on the way home from the beach when one of the sisters noticed Jordan was following them.
When they arrived at the residence, Singleton and Jordan began to argue, a daughter told deputies. She said Singleton told Jordan that she was going to break up with him because she had a new boyfriend, who also went to the beach with them.
The argument began outside of the home, the report states.
The daughter said that when her mother told Jordan her intentions, he became irate, ran into the house where he retrieved a gun and then came back outside.
Singleton told her daughters to go inside the house.
While they were inside, they watched Jordan choking their mother by the shed in the backyard.
At that time, the daughters went outside to help their mother.
That’s when Jordan shot Shante Singleton, the daughter said
She said that the youngest, 12-year-old Tre’vay Stroman, jumped on Jordan’s back and he shot her and then shot 18-year-old Shantasia Stroman in the arm.
She said that’s when she ran to get help, but managed to get a glimpse of Jordan allegedly chasing 15-year-old Essence Stroman back into the residence.
Responding deputies arrived, they discovered two unresponsive females on the ground next to a gold Honda Accord.
Not far from the bodies of the females, deputies discovered the alleged shooter’s lifeless body on the ground and a pistol between his legs, the report states.
As deputies cleared the residence, they found another female deceased on the floor of a bedroom.
While the bodies are expected to undergo autopsies during the next couple of days, both Summers and Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth, are certain that the deaths are results of a murder-suicide.
Gabriel Jordan first started choking mother-of-four Shanta Singleton outside the home they shared in St. Mathews, South Carolina after she told him it was over and she had a new boyfriend
Singleton and Jordan were live-in lovers, but Sunday when she informed him she was moving he snapped and the situation esxcalated to triple murder-suicide
Jordan, 37, shot dead his girlfriend and her two daughters who tried to intervene, before killing himself, because he was jealous she’d gone to the beach with another man
Jordan shot Shanta Renee Singleton, 37, when one of her daughters tried to defend their mother
Tre´vay Stroman, 12, jumped on Jordan’s back and he shot and killed her, next he shot 18-year-old Shantasia Stroman in the arm, but she has recovered
As the teen ran to a neighbor’s house for help, she saw Jordan with his gun chasing her sister Essence into the house
15-year-old Essence Stroman was later found dead from gunshot wounds inside the home
As Shantasia Stroman fled the scene to get help, Jordan chased after her
An armed neighbor confronted Jordan and told him to leave but soon after heard gunshots and sirens
Jordan’s was body found outside, with a pistol on the ground near his legs
Gabriel Derell Jordan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said
A man who shot and killed a woman and two of her daughters on Sunday in South Carolina before killing himself was angry that his one-time girlfriend had gone to the beach with another man, authorities said.
Gabriel Jordan, 37, first started choking Shanta Singleton, 37, outside the home in St. Matthews, but shot her after one of the daughters tried to come help her mother, according to a police report obtained by The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.
Tre’vay Stroman, 12, jumped on Jordan’s back and he shot her during the incident which occurred before 7pm on Sunday. Then he shot 18-year-old Shantasia Stroman in the arm, Calhoun County deputies said.
Shantasia was treated for her gunshot wound and later released from hospital. Shanta Singleton’s 13-year-old daughter also was at the home but wasn’t physically hurt, authorities said.
The argument began outside of the residence and Singleton told Jordan their relationship was finished and that she had moved on to a new boyfriend. One of the children told police that Jordan became irate and ran inside the home and retrieved a gun.
Jordan told the children to go inside, and then attacked her, Summers said.
The children could see their mother being choked by a shed in the back yard.
As the teen ran away, she saw Jordan with his gun chasing her 15-year-old sister Essence into the house, according to the report.
A neighbor who lived behind the home heard gunshots so left his home and walked toward the incident. On the way he saw Shantasia, who said Jordan was shooting everyone.
The neighbor told Shantasia to wait at his home but she fled to another neighbor to get help.
The neighbor approached Jordan, telling him to go home. He said he soon heard two more gunshots and police arriving.
Cops said they received a call around 6.53pm.
Deputies found Essence Stroman dead inside a bedroom Sunday evening. The bodies of Shanta Singleton and Tre´vay Stroman were outside next to a gold Honda Accord. Jordan’s body was nearby, with a pistol on the ground between his legs, deputies said.
Jordan, 37, killed himself, the sheriff and Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth agreed. The bodies are to undergo autopsy in the coming days.
Jordan and Shanta Singleton had dated on and off for years.
Summers called it a ‘domestic violence argument that went really bad’.
According to the police report he is still registered to the same address as the victims. Singleton registered at the address a year ago.
A Bugleflower Lane neighbor – who didn’t know the victims well but knew Singleton’s mother, grandmother and extended family – said, ‘It’s just sad.’
‘I really can’t even process what happened,’ Linda Grant said. ‘It’s bad enough when adults are involved, but when children are involved, that’s just hard to break it.’
‘I know that the family is a good family. She comes from a good family.’
‘Shanta was a very hardworking and dedicated mother. Her children were a reflection of that love and devotion to their well-being and their losses will be felt by many,’ attorney Chasity Avinger said.
Avinger is a court-appointed guardian ad litem [GAL], for one of the children.