Saturday, November 24, 2007

EMT Anthony Gibson - Murdered ex-wife LaDora - Detroit FD

November 24, 2007: EMT Anthony Gibson, [Detroit Fire Department] Murdered His Ex-Wife, LaDora Gibson; shot and wounded his son.










Off duty EMT shoots wife and himself, injures son
Posted on Tuesday, November 27 @ 03:43:40 PST
http://www.texasemt.com/web/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=148DETROIT

-- Police are working today to determine why an emergency medical technician fatally shot his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son a day before killing himself.

Anthony Gibson, 41 of Sterling Heights, was found dead this morning inside a car parked on Rivard near Jefferson Ave., a day after police say he shot and killed his wife.

"It appears he committed suicide, although the investigation is still ongoing," Detroit Police Deputy Chief Marshal Lyons said.

On Saturday, police said Gibson fatally shot his wife, Ladora Gibson, when he fired a gun into her car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street. Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old old son in the stomach, although he was expected to recover, Lyons said.

"That's the number one concern at this point: we hope the boy will recover," Lyons said.

Gibson's problems apparently stemmed from a problem at home, Lyons said. Ladora Gibson had been staying with relatives recently because of a domestic dispute.

"We're working with the family to find out what was going on," Lyons said. "We've heard two or three different stories, so we're trying to pin down the truth. But it does appear there were some domestic issues."

                   







Man's killing of wife, himself investigated
Monday, November 26, 2007
George Hunter
The Detroit News
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071126/METRO01/711260349

DETROIT -- Police are trying to determine what caused an emergency medical technician to fatally shoot his wife and wound his 9-year-old son a day before killing himself.

Anthony Gibson, 41, of Sterling Heights was found dead Sunday morning inside a car parked near the intersection of Rivard and Jefferson, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The apparent suicide was discovered a day after police say Gibson shot and killed his wife.

"It appears he committed suicide, although the investigation is still ongoing," Detroit Police Deputy Chief Marshal Lyons said.

On Saturday, police said Gibson fatally shot his wife, Ladora Gibson, when he fired a gun into her car on Kelly near Saratoga. The couple was on their way to a relative's home when the shooting occurred, police said.

Bullet fragments from Anthony Gibson's gun also struck the couple's 9-year-old son in the stomach, although that wound appeared to be accidental, police said. The boy was listed in temporary serious condition at an undisclosed hospital Sunday, Lyons said.

"That's the number one concern at this point: We hope the boy will recover," Lyons said.

After the shooting Saturday, Sterling Heights police threw a cordon around the couple's home on Wilmington Court and warned neighbor to stay inside their homes.

"The police came in with a SWAT team," neighbor Michele Charbeneau said. "They brought in a tank and a battering ram, but (Anthony Gibson) wasn't home."

Charbeneau said the incident caused a ruckus in the normally peaceful neighborhood.

"We live in a quiet cul de sac, and the next thing you know you have tanks and SWAT teams and battering rams," she said.

Gibson's problems apparently stemmed from trouble at home, Lyons said. Ladora Gibson had been staying with relatives recently because of a domestic dispute.

"We're working with the family to find out what was going on," Lyons said. "We've heard two or three different stories, so we're trying to pin down the truth. But it does appear there were some domestic issues."

                     








Police: Sterling man kills wife, self
Off-duty EMT also injures 9-year-old son
ByMitch Hotts
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
November 26, 2007
http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/112607/loc_doublehom001.shtml

A little more than one month ago, Anthony Gibson filed papers in court to end his marriage to his wife, LeDora. Over the weekend, according to police, the Sterling Heights man ended her life and his own in a murder-suicide.

Anthony Gibson, 41, an off-duty Detroit emergency medical technician, was found dead in his car from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near downtown Detroit, according to media reports.

Detroit police said he shot his 38-year-old wife Saturday night and injured their 9-year-old son after a confrontation on the city's east side.

Relatives of the slain woman told reporters Anthony Gibson phoned them Saturday night after the fatal shooting and told them his plans to take his own life.

"He said 'I killed your sister and I'm going to kill myself,'" said Vaden Salaam, LeDora Gibson's sister.

According to broadcast reports, Anthony Gibson hunted down his wife as she headed to a relative's home in Detroit on Saturday evening and found her on Kelly Road, near Saratoga.

That's where he fired several shots into her car, fatally striking her and hitting their son, Christopher, in the stomach, police and broadcast reports said.

Christopher Gibson, one of the couple's three children, reportedly was in stable condition Sunday at St. John Healthy System Hospital, Detroit. Investigators were not certain whether the son was struck intentionally or by accident.

Detroit police notified Sterling Heights police about the incident. Sterling Heights police, concerned Gibson may have barricaded himself inside the couple's home, called out a SWAT team to go to the house on Wilmington Court in the area of 19 Mile and Schoenherr roads late Saturday.

Officers discovered Gibson was not inside, said Sterling Heights police Chief David Vinson.

"Everyone was pretty worried that he went back home," Vinson said. "When you first get word that someone has killed their spouse, you don't know what to expect."

Police searched throughout the night for the suspect, but had no luck until they found his car parked on Nicolet Place near East Lafayette and Rivard in Detroit. He apparently had phoned his superiors at work to tell them he was going to shoot himself.

Salaam, the victim's sister, said LeDora had been the victim of physical and mental abuse for years. She said her sister had been staying with relatives because she was afraid of her husband.

Anthony Gibson filed papers in Macomb County Circuit Court on Oct. 17 to have their marriage annulled, according to the court's Web site. His attorney, Lawrence Schultz, could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Vinson could not immediately say whether Sterling Heights police had been called to the Gibson home in the past to take reports of domestic violence.

"Sometimes during the holiday season these domestic situations become a lot more intense," he said.

The murder-suicide was the latest in a spate of violence involving romantic relationships in Macomb County. Prior to Saturday, four people had died in three slayings related to domestic situations in the county in the past three weeks.

                       









Detroit EMT kills wife, injures son, then shoots self
By Amber Hunt
Detroit Free Press
November 26, 2007
http://www.ems1.com/news/articles/319757/

DETROIT — It began as a fatal shooting on Detroit's east side, turned into a manhunt in Sterling Heights and ended with a suicide in downtown Detroit.

That's how police describe an apparent murder-suicide that left a Sterling Heights couple dead and their 9-year-old son injured. The couple — LaDora Gibson, 38, and Anthony Gibson, 41 — were headed to a relative's home in Detroit when Anthony Gibson shot his wife, killing her, police said.

Gibson, a Detroit emergency medical technician, also shot his 9-year-old son — though police said that shooting appears to have been accidental. The boy is in temporary serious condition.

That shooting occurred at Saratoga and Kelly on Saturday night.

Afterward, Detroit police alerted Sterling Heights police, who surrounded the couple's Wilmington Court home and told neighbors to stay away from windows and doors.

"It was a scary situation for me and my grandson," said Michele Charbeneau, 74, who lives a few houses away from the couple on the cul-de-sac.

She said police called about 10:30 p.m. and told her there was a disturbance on the street. Her home doesn't have a basement, so she and her 12-year-old grandson took refuge in their sunken den.

"The SWAT team was there," Charbeneau said. "They stormed the house. I knew he had to have done something to lead up to it."

Officers shouted through bullhorns to the home, trying to reach Gibson, she said.

But police said Gibson wasn't there. At 9:45 a.m. today, he shot himself while parked outside a home on Nicolet Place, near Rivard and East Lafayette.

"I don't know what transpired between them to cause the shooting," said Deputy Chief Joyce Motley of the Eastern District, where the first shooting occurred.

The couple had more than one child — neither Charbeneau, the neighbor, nor Motley knew how many — but they weren't in the car when Gibson shot himself.

Police are still investigating.

                     











Detroit EMT Kills Wife, Self
ClickonDetroit.com
updated 1:48 p.m. CT, Mon., Nov. 26, 2007
http://64.233.167.104/searchq=cache:EbtZbZJBXIQJ:www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21963652/+Anthony+Gibson,+Detroit+EMT&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

DETROIT - A Detroit emergency medical technician who shot and killed his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son on Detroit's east side Saturday was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday morning, police said. Police said that Anthony Gibson, 41, of Sterling Heights, fired shots into his wife's car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street on Saturday, killing her.

Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old son in the stomach, but he is expected to recover.

Police reports said that the wife, Ladora Gibson, had been staying with relatives following domestic disputes.

After the incident, Anthony Gibson had been contacting coworkers, telling them that he intended to commit suicide.

Gibson's body was found Sunday morning inside a vehicle parked on Rivard Street and Jefferson Avenue.

                         









Police: Detroit-area EMT kills wife, wounds son, then kills self
November 26, 2007 - 11:59AM
WWMT
http://www.wwmt.com/news/detroit_1345063___article.html/police_say.html

DETROIT (AP) - Police say a Detroit-area emergency medical technician fatally shot his wife and wounded his son the day before killing himself. They say 41-year-old Anthony Gibson of Sterling Heights was found dead in his car Sunday morning near downtown Detroit. On Saturday morning, they say he fired a gun into the car of 38-year-old LaDora Gibson on Detroit's east side, killing her and injuring their 9-year-old son. Police tell The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press the shooting of the boy appeared to be accidental. The boy is in serious condition. Police say LaDora Gibson had been staying with relatives because of a domestic dispute.

                       














Detroit EMT Kills Wife
Self Public Radio
Published: 26/11/2007
http://www.desastres.org/noticias.php?id=26112007-27

DETROIT (MSNBC).- A Detroit emergency medical technician who shot and killed his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son on Detroit's east side Saturday was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday morning, police said.

Police said that Anthony Gibson, 41, of Sterling Heights, fired shots into his wife's car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street on Saturday, killing her. Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old son in the stomach, but he is expected to recover. Police reports said that the wife, Ladora Gibson, had been staying with relatives following domestic disputes.

After the incident, Anthony Gibson had been contacting coworkers, telling them that he intended to commit suicide. Gibson's body was found Sunday morning inside a vehicle parked on Rivard Street and Jefferson Avenue.

                   













Detroit EMT Kills Wife, Self
POSTED: 1:49 pm EST November 25, 2007
Updated: 1:32pm EST November 29, 2007

DETROIT -- A fund has been set up for the 9-year-old boy whose father shot and killed his mother and then died of self-inflicted wounds Sunday morning.

Police said that Anthony Gibson, 41, a Detroit emergency medical technician of Sterling Heights, fired shots into his wife's car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street on Saturday, killing her. Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old son in the stomach, but he is expected to recover.

Police reports said Gibson's wife, Ladora, had been staying with relatives following domestic disputes.

After the incident, Gibson had been contacting co-workers, telling them that he intended to commit suicide.

Gibson's body was found Sunday morning inside a vehicle parked on Rivard Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Vadene Saleem said her sister endured eight years of abuse before moving out of state. She returned for her son's birthday.

Saleem said she plans to file for adoption of Christopher.

"He says that when he was crying about his stomach, he said it was really about his mom," Saleem said.

"When he went to bed, after we said our prayers, he said he missed his mom. He cried last night."

The family has set up a trust fund to help care for Christopher.

The account is set up through National City Bank under the name Christopher Gibson.

                     










Police: Off-duty EMT kills wife, self
George Hunter / The Detroit News
Sunday, November 25, 2007
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071125/METRO01/711250354

DETROIT -- Police are working today to determine why an emergency medical technician fatally shot his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son a day before killing himself.

Anthony Gibson, 41 of Sterling Heights, was found dead this morning inside a car parked on Rivard near Jefferson Ave., a day after police say he shot and killed his wife.

"It appears he committed suicide, although the investigation is still ongoing," Detroit Police Deputy Chief Marshal Lyons said.

On Saturday, police said Gibson fatally shot his wife, Ladora Gibson, when he fired a gun into her car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street. Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old old son in the stomach, although he was expected to recover, Lyons said.

"That's the number one concern at this point: we hope the boy will recover," Lyons said.

Gibson's problems apparently stemmed from a problem at home, Lyons said. Ladora Gibson had been staying with relatives recently because of a domestic dispute.

"We're working with the family to find out what was going on," Lyons said. "We've heard two or three different stories, so we're trying to pin down the truth. But it does appear there were some domestic issues."

                       










Police investigate apparent murder-suicide
By Amber Hunt
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
November 25, 2007
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071125/NEWS05/71125018

It began as a fatal shooting on Detroit's east side, turned into manhunt in Sterling Heights and ended with a suicide in downtown Detroit.

That's how police describe an apparent murder-suicide that left a Sterling Heights couple dead and their 9-year-old son injured.

The couple -- LaDora Gibson, 38, and Anthony Gibson, 41 -- were headed to a relative's home in Detroit when Anthony Gibson shot his wife, killing her, police said. He also shot his 9-year-old son -- though police said that shooting appears to have been accidental. The boy is in temporary serious condition.That shooting occurred at Saratoga and Kelly on Saturday night.

Afterward, Detroit police alerted Sterling Heights police, who surrounded the couple's Wilmington Court home and told neighbors to stay away from windows and doors.

"It was a scary situation for me and my grandson," said Michele Charbeneau, 74, who lives a few houses away from the couple on the cul-de-sac.

She said police called about 10:30 p.m. and told her there was a disturbance on the street. Her home doesn't have a basement, so she and her 12-year-old grandson took refuge in their sunken den.

"The SWAT team was there," Charbeneau said. "They stormed the house. I knew he had to have done something to lead up to it."

Officers shouted through bullhorns to the home, trying to reach Gibson, she said.

But police said Gibson wasn't there. At 9:45 a.m. today, he shot himself while parked outside a home on Nicolet Place, near Rivard and East Lafayette.

"I don't know what transpired between them to cause the shooting," said Deputy Chief Joyce Motley of the Eastern District, where the first shooting occurred.

The couple had more than one child -- neither Charbeneau, the neighbor, nor Motley knew how many -- but they weren't in the car when Gibson shot himself.Police are still investigating.

                     











Police: Off-duty EMT kills wife, self
George Hunter / The Detroit News
November 25, 2007
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071125/METRO01/711250354&imw=Y

DETROIT -- Police are working today to determine why an emergency medical technician fatally shot his wife and wounded his 9-year-old son a day before killing himself.

Anthony Gibson, 41 of Sterling Heights, was found dead this morning inside a car parked on Rivard near Jefferson Ave., a day after police say he shot and killed his wife.

"It appears he committed suicide, although the investigation is still ongoing," Detroit Police Deputy Chief Marshal Lyons said.

On Saturday, police said Gibson fatally shot his wife, Ladora Gibson, when he fired a gun into her car on Kelly Road near Saratoga Street. Bullet fragments also struck the couple's 9-year-old old son in the stomach, although he was expected to recover, Lyons said.

"That's the number one concern at this point: we hope the boy will recover," Lyons said.

Gibson's problems apparently stemmed from a problem at home, Lyons said. Ladora Gibson had been staying with relatives recently because of a domestic dispute.

"We're working with the family to find out what was going on," Lyons said. "We've heard two or three different stories, so we're trying to pin down the truth. But it does appear there were some domestic issues."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The EMS 'Honor' (omg) Guard's message conveying what a "caring man" this murderer and abuser was was positively revolting. In the poorest taste, and sickened me. They should have said nothing if they couldn't say the appropriate condolence. The sympathy and expressions of fond remembrance did NOT belong directed at the person who caused the pain. They should have expressed deep profound sadness at the tragedy of it all. Not focused on 'cleaning up' the image of an obviously extremely violent individual. Shame!!!!!