Father of two shoots mother in children's presence-Child Custody exchange


Child exchange was supposed to take place at the parking lot of a nearby Publix instead. However, in violation of an April 1 temporary consent order, Erdman requested the location to be changed to the more hidden Wells Fargo parking lot. According to Lawrence's lawyer McLaughin, Erdman also refused paying child-support to Lawrence and did not abide by the requirement of visiting Lawrence's children only when the grandparents are present with him.

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A 25-year-old man Christopher Erdman fired gunshots at Shannon Lawrence, a student at Kennessaw State University, in the parking lot of an Alpharetta Wells Fargo Bank in the presence of their children, Emma (almost 3) and Peter Erdman (almost 1), Sunday, before driving the three of them to Northside Hospital Forsyth where the mother later died from wounds to her head and neck.

The 25-year-old Lawrence, bleeding from gunshot wounds, was placed in the back of Erdman's truck, while he went to a relative's home to drop off the children and then proceeded on his way to the hospital.

When the police arrived at 15780 Birmingham Highway, they found an abandoned vehicle with shell casings and blood on the ground. As the police was searching for the registered owner of the car, they received a call from the hospital staff. By the time they reached the hospital, Lawrence had already died.
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