Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent murder suicide

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said deputies are investigating what appears to be a murder suicide involving a husband and wife that occurred in the overnight hours of March 13 in Chalmette.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, the bodies of Tamara Lee, 36, and Demond Mullens, 37, were both found shot to death inside the home they shared in the 8500 block of Deerfield Drive. It appears Lee shot and killed Mullens in their bedroom before committing suicide, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Three other individuals, including two minor children of Lee, were also in the home at the time of the shootings. No one else was injured in the incident, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Autopsy results are pending.   

This is St. Bernard Parish’s first homicide since October of 2015.