Cynthia Ohans: 26-Year-Old Shot In Murder-Suicide In South Carolina
Law enforcement authorities say Jirmaine J. Mobley, 31, of Columbia, South Carolina, apparently couldn't live without Cynthia Chinyere Ohans. So he shot and killed her, then turned the gun on himself, according to police.
The murder-suicide happened at an apartment complex on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Police say Ohans, 26, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to her upper body. Mobley died from a shot to the head.
National statistics show that more than 11 murder-suicides occur each week in the United States. The overwhelming majority of them are domestic situations.
“Murder-suicides occur daily across our nation, claiming the lives of spouses, intimate partners, children, and co-workers. The disturbing findings in our study make clear the need for a comprehensive national data collection system that measures the full extent of murder-suicide in our country,” states VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand.