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Murder-suicide leaves three children parentless

Estranged husband behind shooting in Timonium
Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 18:06:50-05

TIMONIUM, Md. — Baltimore County police had sealed off access to the roads surrounding the house in the 200 block of East Padonia Road in Timonium where they ultimately discovered the body of 40-year-old Levi Williams.

She had been gunned down inside her bedroom.

They also found the body of her estranged husband, John Williams, resting nearby.

“As far as murder, it’s just downstairs, and she was a mother to three kids. What about her kids? They’re going to grow up without seeing their mom,” said Angel Salisbury, one of the victim’s cousins, “It’s just… I’m sorry,” added the woman as she was overcome with emotion.

The family says Levi Williams’ mother had stopped off at the house to pick up the children for school when she learned one of them had witnessed their father pointing a gun at their mother in the bedroom.

“She couldn’t get the door open and that was the scary part, because we didn’t know what happened,” said Tonya Brown.

A day later, the family’s loss is weighing heavily upon them.

“It hurts… bad,” said Wayne Salisbury, who is also one of Levi Williams’ cousins, “I feel I’m not even alive right now, because someone you grew up with is now gone.”

And the impact on the couple’s three children, ages 6, 9 and 11, has become the focus now.

“I was the one breaking it to them, me and my cousin were the ones who broke it to the kids, and I just held them, and we’re all surrounding them, and we’re all going to be there for them,” said Brown, “Just keep our family in your prayers. This was such a huge loss to a young person that didn’t deserve it and would give you her shoes. Such a very vibrant… Oh, my goodness, such a vibrant person… (exhales)”

While an investigation continues into where John Williams may have obtained the gun that he used in the shootings, the family says it’s too early to speculate.