JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — India Zippora Collins, of Birmingham, Alabama, has been identified as the victim in a Friday murder-suicide in Jefferson County. DeAngelo Carter has been identified as the deceased shooter.
Zippora, 26, was killed at a Tarrant home on Friday morning by Carter, 32, who then turned the gun on himself. Her young daughter reportedly witnessed the killings.
According to investigators, Carter shot Collins in the head in front of the young girls before putting them in a bedroom and turning the gun on himself.
The sisters were found unharmed in a bedroom the following morning where, authorities said, it appeared they had been all night.
Tarrant police Lt. Phillip George said police received a call about midnight from family members of Carter who said he had called his mother in Georgia and told her “he messed up.” Officers went to the home to investigate but didn’t see anything to indicate anyone was inside the home. They knocked on the door, but no one answered and there wasn’t enough probably cause to enter unless someone with a key allowed them in, George said, reports AL.
Police were summoned back to the home about 6:30 a.m. Friday after the woman’s sister made forced entry into the house. She quickly called 911 and got her nieces out of the house. They are now in her care.
Collins and Carter were pronounced dead on the scene at 6:41 a.m. Friday. The investigation is ongoing and authorities said have not yet said what led to the shootings.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Collins:
Geo quick facts: Jefferson County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Alabama, located in the central portion of the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 658,466. Its county seat is Birmingham, the most populous city in the state – Wikipedia.