The Mother-of-four, 30, shoots dead her neighbor, 20, at their apt complex in Monroe, Louisiana on Thursday evening
Police in Monroe, Louisiana, say Brittany Tucker shot dead Anteshia Logwood, 20, then her own children and herself
Tucker then went into her own apt and shot her four children aged five months to 12 years before shooting herself
She’d shot and killed Logwood after asking her ‘What are you laughing at?’ when the victim ignored an inane remark she had made
Tucker’s children were identified as Tremayne Tucker, 12; Trechelle Tucker, eight; Treasure Tucker, five; and Glory Tucker, five months old
Investigators say Tucker suffered from mental health issues and legally bought a gun just days before the shooting
Brittany Tucker, 30 [left], shot dead her 20-year-old neighbor Anteshia Logwood, [right], then her own children and herself in Monroe, Louisiana, police said
Four children and two adults are dead after a Thursday night murder-suicide at Parkview Apartments in Monroe., Louisiana
Monroe Police Chief Reggie Brown confirmed the six deaths Friday and identified Brittany Tucker as the shooter.
The 30-year-old woman who is mentally ill shot and killed her four children, including an infant, and her neighbor before turning the gun on herself at an apartment complex, police said.
Tucker reportedly shot Anteshia Logwood in front of Building 19 at the apartment complex around 7:44 p.m. Brown said Tucker approached Logwood and made an ‘irrational comment’ that Logwood dismissed.
“That is when [Tucker] produced a handgun she had recently purchased and fired a shot,” Brown said. “She then proceeded to her apartment, apartment 159, where her children were. She proceeded to shoot each one of her children, and there were four children inside the apartment. All four children died as a result of their injuries.”
Detectives identified the four children as Tremayne Tucker, age 12; Trechelle Tucker, age 8; Treasure Tucker, age 5 and Glory Tucker, 5 months old.
Police said the mother turned the gun on herself before officers responded to the scene.
Anteshia Logwood, 20, was shot and killed at the apartment complex, shortly before 8pm on Thursday, six days before her 21st birthday
Police identified the slain children as Tremayne Tucker, 12 (pictured far left); Trechelle Tucker, eight and Treasure Tucker, five (pictured together, right)
The youngest of the victims killed by Brittany Tucker was her five-month-old baby, Glory Tucker
Chief Brown said Tucker was diagnosed with a mental illness within the past couple of years and was receiving treatment.
“Here recently, she appeared to be in a mental crisis, and the mental health crisis continued to get worse and her state of mental health deteriorated over the past two or three days,” Brown explained. She had been seen waving a gun at the Parkwood Apartments in the days before the shootings.
The incident took place at the Parkview Apts in Monroe, Louisiana, on Thursday
According to investigators, Tucker bought the gun legally just days before the shootings..
According to the description of a GoFundMe campaign launched by Logwood’s older brother, his sister would have turned 21 years old on Wednesday.
‘Instead of planning for her birthday, we have to plan for a funeral,’ wrote Charles Logwood.
On her Facebook page, which has been dormant since late May, Tucker referred to herself as an ‘apostle’ and often frequently shared religious messages and memes.