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Wife, Stepdaughter of Man in Custody Found Dead in Laurel Home



    Laurel Man Charged in Wife, Stepdaughter's Deaths

    News4's Pat Collins reports ont he timeline of events that led up to Monday's deadly double shooting of a mother and daughter in Laurel, Md. (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

    Prince George's County Police found a mother and and daughter dead inside a Laurel home following a barricade situation Monday.

    The fatal shooting may have stemmed from a dispute over Mother's Day, News4's Pat Collins reported.

    Lisa+Renee+RaineyRonnie Lee Rainey, 59, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife, 50-year-old Lisa Renee Rainey (pictured right), and his stepdaughter, 27-year-old daughter, Ariale Chantre Shelton (pictured below).

    He is also charged with two counts of first-degree assault.

    Ronnie Rainey had apparentedly wanted to take out his wife for Mother's Day on Sunday, but she didn't want to go, authorities said. Lisa Rainey left the home and took her children to a hotel, where they spent the night.

    Apparently fearful that her husband might get angry when they returned, Lisa Rainey contacted her daughter's boyfriend, a parole and probation officer, and asked him to meet them at their home in the 16100 block of Malcolm Drive.


    Few Answers in Laurel Homicide

    [DC] Few Answers in Laurel Homicide
    Police are still investigating a double homicide inside a Laurel home. News4's Shomari Stone reports.
    (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013)

    When they arrived, Ronnie Rainey emerged with a gun and ordered everyone inside.

    The daughter's boyfriend fled, but once the rest were inside, Ronnie Rainey shot his wife and stepdaughter, authorities said.

    Police, including SWAT, went to the home after Ronnie Rainey reportedly called police around 10 a.m. saying he killed his family and threatening to kill himself, police said.

    Mother, Daughter Killed in Laurel

    [DC] Mother, Daughter Killed in Laurel
    Retired Army medic Ronnie Rainey is behind bars and facing murder charges after, police say, he called 911 to say he'd shot two people, News4's Pat Collins reports.
    (Published Monday, May 13, 2013)

    Ariale+SheltonWhen they arrived at the scene, police received another call from the man saying he was leaving the house without the weapon, Collins reported Monday. Rainey surrendered to police a short distance away from the house. 

    Inside the home, police found the bodies of Lisa Rainey and Ariale Shelton, not far from the front door, Collins reported.

    Ronnie Rainey also allegedly fired at his 15-year-old son, but the boy ran from the house and escaped injury, Collins reported. The bullet hit the boy's hat but not his head.

    The boy also called 911, but it's unclear when.

    In a tweet Monday afternoon, police described it as a domestic-related double homicide.

    The Raineys met while serving in the Army, Collins reported. Both were medics and continued to work with the government after leaving the military. They got married 15 years ago.

    Debbie Lee, who called Lisa Rainey her best friend for 25 years, said Ronnie Rainey was a coward.

    “That’s why he’s a coward, if he shot them and he didn’t shoot himself,” she said.

    Rachel Gilbrtz, a friend of the boy, said he is a good kid and a good student.

    “It’s hard to imagine what he’s going through,” she said.

    Stay with NBCWashington.com and News4 for more on this developing story.