A mom commits suicide after killing her children 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl in Michigan on Tuesday.
Dariel, known as DJ, and Mikayla Walker were each shot once in the head, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was found just outside the car where the bodies of Mikayla and the children’s mother, Nikita Landrum, 31, were discovered. Landrum also died from a fatal gunshot wound to the head, investigators said.
The car was found in a Bangor Township industrial park some 100 miles from Farmington Hills, where the children were living with their mother. A handgun was also located at the scene.
Nikita Landrum and the children’s father Dariel Walker were separated and shared custody of their kids. A family friend told FOX2 in Detroit that the children’s father never thought their lives would have been in danger around his wife.
“It was an absolute and total shock to the family. Those kids are little angels and I say it all the time,” the friend, Kamal Miller said. “It was an absolute and total shock to the family.”
“It was an absolute and total shock to the family.”