People can seem so normal, but you never know what's going on beneath the surface.
A Florida father of two, Henry Ramone Brown, killed himself and his entire family on Sunday in a horrific murder-suicide. Brown first stabbed and ran over his estranged wife, and then shot dead their two young children before turning the gun on himself in this truly heinous crime.
The 30-year-old had hidden in his wife Chericia Brown's trunk armed with a knife. When she returned to her car at around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night, he jumped out and stabbed her multiple times. Brown then attempted to hide his injured wife and went to retrieve his own car, but when two medical professionals discovered the injured woman and tried to help her, Brown drove around the building and ran all three of them over. They were taken to the hospital where Chericia was pronounced dead.
Brown then went to pick up his two children, who were being cared for by a babysitter, and drove to the hospital where was quickly recognized by police. He then opened fire on officers and the hospital security staff before escaping in his truck.
Police chased and were able to disable Brown's fleeing vehicle using "stopping sticks." When officers approached the truck they found that Brown had killed his two young children before turning the gun on himself. Police have not yet confirmed whether Brown had killed his children before or after he arrived at the hospital.
The couple is said to have split in December after a domestic-violence incident. See how domestic violence can turn fatal and how it affects our community with What's a Stake:
(Photo: Chericia Brown via Facebook)