Police reported that a man from York, Pennsylvania committed two crimes in a motel room and afterwards took his own life with a shot though his head.
According to the Coroner’s Office from the York County the 35-year-old man was identified as Donnell Graham. The incident took place at the Quality Inn in Springettsbury Township on Sunday. According to Darryl Schock, a worker at the Quality Inn somebody checked into the room soon after 3 AM in the day of the incident. At 9 AM the neighbors reported that they heard 8 gunshots: in the beginning a series of 5 gunshots and afterwards 3 more.
The wife of the man, Shaquana Graham, was 33 years old and the other man, Kristopher Pittman, was 25 years old. The woman was shot in the head and the man was shot in the chest. The husband and wife were from nearby York and Kristopher Pittman was from Baltimore.
It seems that the wife of the man had stopped by her mother’s house in Baltimore together with her children. This happened on Saturday. She said to her mother, Alyce Alsup, that she had just left her husband at the airport. Donnell Graham was a salesman and had to travel to Chicago at the home office. According to her mother they were a close family and they used to visit often. Unfortunately that was the last time Alsup saw her daughter alive.
When the police informed Alsup of the incident she was shocked. She could not believe that Donnell Graham could have done something so horrible. The mother declared that she was not aware of any problems which the married couple could have had.
Donnell and Shaquana met at school in Baltimore and had been a couple ever since high school. Their marriage had lasted for 17 years and they had three children: twin girls of 13 years and a 17-year-old son. They had lived in a house near York Suburban Senior High School for 10 years before they moved to the York County, Baltimore. Donnell worked for a security company and Shaquana worked as a registered nurse and was about to become a nurse practitioner.
Alsup further said that her daughter was a beautiful person. Regarding Donnell, she never expected her son-in law to be a bad person. The whole family is shocked and they do not know what to think. Alsup assumed that he might have gone crazy.
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