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EBRSO: Man shot wife, then himself in Shenandoah home

3 years ago November 21, 2011 Nov 21, 2011 Monday, November 21 2011 Monday, November 21, 2011 5:11:06 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Stephanie Ryan

BATON ROUGE - A family member found the bodies of a man and his wife in their Shenandoah home just before noon Monday.  Deputies said the man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office tells News 2 a family member found Timothy Grady, 52, and Natalie Grady, 49, shot inside their house, then called 911.

"There's no way you can make sense of anything like this," neighbor James Stone said.

Folks who lived in the area described a fragile relationship between Timothy and Natalie.  Neighbors tell News 2 they frequently heard yelling inside the home at 15502 Antietam Avenue.

One neighbor who did not want to be identified called Timothy "off," adding, "The times we were all together in the same group, he always stayed separated, and Natalie was always the one showing up to birthday parties and taking the kids to things."

Neighbors said Timothy worked at a carpet business, but drank coffee nearly every morning at a nearby coffee shop.  This morning, they said he went to the coffee shop, then the bank, before returning home.

Natalie worked as a neonatal nurse at Woman's Hospital.  Friends said her four children were her world.

"She was such a good mom.  She took her kids everywhere, and they were her life-- just a wonderful mom."

Deputies are not releasing details of what led up to the shooting.  They spent the afternoon questioning family members who were not at home at the time of the shooting.

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