Police in Roanoke Rapids say a man shot and killed his girlfriend in the
parking lot of a daycare.
Police Chief Jeff Hinton says 39-year-old Lavern Bradley Jr. confronted the woman at the 800 block of Franklin Street after she had put a young child in her car.
Investigators say Bradley shot 38-year-old Dawn Taylor three times, then shot himself once in the head.
The child was not hurt in the incident.
Investigators would not say whether the child was related to Taylor or Bradley.