Sergeant Keith Lewis, 31, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday night
Lewis first shot his pregnant wife in front of their three-year-old daughter before turning gun on himself
Lewis was a member of the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but suffered from PTSD
Police say Lewis fatally shot Sarah Lewis, 34, who was due to give birth to their fourth child on Christmas Day, at their Fayettville home
He then turned the gun on himself after officers arrived at the scene
Officers responding to reports of a shooting just after 7 p.m. Sunday found Sarah suffering from multiple gunshot wounds
She was rushed to the hospital where she and her unborn daughte later died
Sarah’s relatives say her husband had threatened his wife in the past
A Fort Bragg soldier fatally shot his heavily pregnant wife in front of their three-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself in a horrific murder-suicide in North Carolina, according to police.
Sergeant Keith Lewis died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a murder-suicide inside his Fayetteville home on Sunday night, WRAL reported.
Lewis shot his 34-year-old wife Sarah Lewis, who was due to give birth to their fourth child on Christmas Day, before taking his own life, police said.
Lewis, 31, a member of the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, reportedly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Police say Lewis shot his wife Sarah Lewis, 34, who was due to give birth to their fourth child on Christmas Day, before taking his own life.
Officers responding to reports of a shooting just after 7 p.m. Sunday on the 900 block of Willow Street, found Sarah suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Sarah was rushed to the hospital where she and her unborn daughter, who the couple had planned to name Isabella, later died.
Authorities say the couple’s three-year-old daughter had been home at the time of the shooting but was not harmed. She is now in the care of her other relatives.
Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots ring out on the 900 block of Willow Street around 7pm on Sunday.
One witness, who wished to remain annonymous recalls seeing Lewis fire about ’20 rounds’ from an ‘automatic weapon’ before running back into the home.
Lewis was still alive when police arrived at the scene and had spoken to officers for ‘about 15 minutes,’ he said
Cops then tried to talk the father-of-three into surrendering and exiting the house, but they were not successful, the news station reported.
Sarah’s aunt, Tammy De Mirza revealed Lewis had allegedly threatened his wife in the past and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Police had responded to a domestic incident involving the couple at the home in 2016 but no charges were filed, the Fayetteville Observer reports.
‘This guy had PTSD. This happened two-and-a-half years ago, — the exact same scenario,’ De Mirza added. ‘From what I understand, he drank, and when he drank, he lost it.’
‘He was obviously very troubled, and there is nothing in my heart but forgiveness,’ she continued.
Lt. Col. Mark Finnegan, 98th Civil Affairs battalion commander confirmed the deaths in a statement.
‘We are profoundly saddened at the tragic passing of Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Lewis. Our soldiers and families are the bedrock of our unit and any loss deeply affects our formations,’ he said.
‘We are working to provide the utmost support to the family and our team.’
The shooting remains under investigation.