A husband and wife are dead in an apparent murder suicide that took place outside of the church where the couple, along with their families, were longtime members, according to a recent Chicago Tribune report.
Police suspect that Roshaun D. Wilson, 38, fatally shot Trinyce L. Sanders-Wilson before shooting himself after a Sunday, July 31 afternoon service at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The shooting, police say, may have happened around 2:05 p.m. The couple was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Chicago Tribune reports that “the woman’s body lay on the ground, her feet showing from underneath the blanket that covered her. Next to her was a silver car with blood smeared on its backend, and a gun was on a sidewalk nearby.
“About 30 people, several of them congregants, stood outside Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 5729 W. Chicago, and watched as the woman’s family sobbed while she was placed in an ambulance.”
According to the church’s pastor, Rev. Kenneth Giles, the shooting happened not long after the service ended at 1:30 p.m. He added that the couple may have been estranged and that “there was probably some things going on between the two of them.”
Giles said both families of the married couple were longtime members of his church. The victim, he said, sang in the young adult choir and often served food at the church.