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Police: Man takes his own life after killing girlfriend and ex-wife

Posted at 4:44 PM, Dec 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 17:19:23-05

COLUMBIA, Md. — Police are investigating a homicide in Baltimore, that is believed to be connected to a murder-suicide in Howard County.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, police say 44-year-old Rajaee Shareef Black broke into a home on Marshall Street in Federal Hill, and killed his girlfriend, 41-year-old Tara Labang.

A short time later, police in Howard County found Black and his ex-wife, 42-year-old Wendy Natalie Black, dead inside an apartment complex on Eden Brook Drive in Columbia.

Howard County and Baltimore City Police worked together to determine that Black killed both women.

Investigators uncovered a social media post of the gunman talking about his plans to carry out the murders, but by then he and his ex-wife were already dead.

Police were able to locate Blacks’ two young children unharmed in his car, outside the apartment complex where the second incident occurred. They reportedly did not witness the incident.

Labang was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with Ascension Saint Agnes.

They released a statement on Monday, mourning her death.

"The Ascension Saint Agnes community is devastated by the loss of Tara Labang, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist on our team. We are shocked and saddened by this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with Tara’s family. As a Catholic healthcare community, we are wrapping our arms around her fellow co-workers in care and support through this difficult time. Tara will be greatly missed in her community and by all of Ascension Saint Agnes."

Police have not revealed a motive in the case.