Atlanta transplants Ronnell Burns, 46, and his wife Keianna, 44, are dead in what police believe to be a murder-suicide.
VOP News St. Louis reported that on November 6th Keianna shot her husband dead and then turned the gun on herself that evening. The couple was originally from the midwestern city.
“Social media, friends, and family are in shock after reports surfaced about the murder-suicide of what many called a St. Louis power couple, Keianna and Ronnell Burns.
Sources close to the couple have been communicating with VOP News since late Saturday night and confirmed that the couple, who had recently moved to Atlanta to expand their business, are now deceased.”
The post continued, “According to reports, around 9 pm on Saturday, November 6th, the teenage daughter reported a domestic violence incident to the police from a location other than her home. Police were dispatched to the couple’s home located in Gwinnett County, GA, approximately an hour outside Atlanta. Reportedly, upon the arrival of the police, the neighbors indicated they heard gunshots coming from within the home. Upon entry, the police found the couple deceased.”
Sources close to the family said the shocking deaths had left eight children without parents. The outlet also asked the public to be considerate of the children.
“Please be sensitive with the comments for their children’s sake.”
Keianna was a successful entrepreneur. She owned Kritique Design Beauty and Barber Salon in St. Louis.
The 44-year-old woman had taken to Facebook to talk about her feelings about the recent transition to Atlanta. Keianna revealed she was struggling mentally in the new place because she was away from family and friends.
“Stay prayed up,” Keianna advised her followers during a Live. “Right now, my husband is at a retreat. I stayed back because we have our children here,” she said. “However, I just hopped on here because you have to be prepared for life changes no matter what it is that is taking place. I’m trying to encourage someone because things in your life can change for the good or the bad overnight, literally. And if you don’t feel like you are a strong enough individual, some things may take you out.”
“Honestly, if I’m being totally perfectly honest, I’m having one right now. And the reason I’m going live is sometimes you gotta reach out and tell people that you need love. You need support. You need care. You just need a hug. And honestly, you guys, I need that. I need that right now.”
Our condolences to the family.