DALLAS, Ga. (TCD) -- Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man who allegedly forced his way into his estranged wife’s home twice and fatally shot her over the weekend.
According to a news release from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, Oct. 28, shortly after midnight, an individual visiting 162 Topaz Drive called 911 after Tyron Lambert came to the house of his estranged wife, 37-year-old Jasmyn Lambert. He reportedly forced his way inside through the back door and threatened multiple people with a gun.
Tyron learned someone had contacted authorities, and he fled the scene before deputies arrived.
The sheriff’s office filed a report and sought arrest warrants for Tyron Lambert. They also initiated a "zone patrol" on the home and issued a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) alert for the suspect.
Shortly after 7:12 a.m., an individual called the sheriff’s office after Tyron Lambert returned to the home and allegedly forced his way through the back door again. Deputies responded to the scene and heard a gunshot before making entry.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies went to the back of the home and apprehended Tyron Lambert after a brief struggle.
The statement said deputies found Jasmyn Lambert suffering from a gunshot wound and transported her to Wellstar Paulding Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Tyron Lambert was transported to the Paulding County Jail on charges of murder –– family violence, malice murder, home invasion –– burglary, first-degree criminal damage to property –– family violence, two counts of first-degree cruelty to children, criminal trespass, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, two counts of aggravated assault, and obstruction.
Additional charges are likely. Tyron Lambert remains held without bond.
A Cobb County Schools district spokesperson said, "Jasmyn Lambert’s big smile was welcoming to all, her classroom couldn’t wait to see her every day."
Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ashley Henson told WANF that there was a temporary protective order filed against Tyron Lambert last year, but it expired.
Henson added, "Nobody ever deserves to die at the hands of domestic violence. But now, not only does this impact her family and friends, but it impacts her school family and all the students and lives that she’s touched over the years."