MOBILE, Ala. - A cleaning crew tackled the crime scene at Janet Penn's home onEagle Drive. Just hours before, police said they found Penn and herboyfriend Demetrius Powe shot.
Officer Christopher Levy told FOX10 News, "We know she hadmultiple gun shot wounds to her torso and he appeared to have atleast one gun shot wound possibly to the head."
The suspect is Penn's estranged husband Derrick Penn. Policesaid Janet, Penn's 19-year-old daughter, was also inside the homeat the time of the shootings. Police said she ran outside for help.She flagged down police and they called for back up.
"Set up a perimeter around the residence. Derrick Penn actuallyexited the rear of the residence and they took him into custody,"said Levy.
Demetrius Powe was pronounced dead on the scene. Janet Penn wastaken to USA Medical Center, where she died. Neighbor JaraciaWilliams said, "It's heartbreaking. That's the heartbreaking partthat her daughter has to remember that about her mother."
Jeffrey Hickbottom added, "I just hope they get to the bottom ofit and find out what's the real situation and what reallyhappened."
In the past, police said there were reported incidents ofdomestic violence between the Penns. In 2004 Derrick Penn wasactually arrested for domestic violence.
"He's got several arrests ranging from assault and menacing toharassment. He does have a pretty good criminal arrest history,most of which happened to be violent crimes," Levy said. Neighborssaid it's just sad.
Williams added, "Totally not the way to handle it. Use words,not guns." Derrick Penn faces two counts of murder.
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