A family is mourning a loss, as one Washington County man reportedly shoots his wife and then turns the gun on himself. Family members say Louise Davis, 43, was a mother of three and beloved daughter. They say as tragic as this is, they're not surprised her husband, Gregory Davis, 49, committed the crime.
"A lot of anger and grief, just I don't really know how to say it, everybody is really tore up," Leroy Goodman remembers his 2nd cousin, Louise Davis. "She was outgoing loved fishing long walks with her kids."
According to the Washington County Sheriff's office, early Friday morning, at her mother's trailer on 3008 Wyatt Road in Wausau, Louise was gunned down by her husband, Gregory Davis, who then shot and killed himself. Officials believe Louise called 911 asking for EMS to help her 72-year old mother, who fell in the shower. Once EMS officials got there, the husband and wife duo was dead.
"She was scared to stay at that house," Goodman added. He says one phone call foreshadowed the entire event, "He had called his aunt in Alabama and told her that he was fixing to kill the whole damn bunch."
Sheriff Bobby Haddock says the reports they received suggested the incident stemmed from possible domestic issues. Goodman says for her safety, Louise was living between her brother and mother's house. Deputies say Gregory also attacked Louise's mother, but let her leave before firing the fatal shots. According to family, Louise has three children, a teenage daughter and two young boys, who weren't at home when it happened.
"I feel like if the kids were they wouldn't be here today," Goodman said.
According to the family, Louise's mother has been released from the hospital and is resting. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the 14th District Medical Examiner's Office.