Orrville PD: Dad shoots mom in front of 2 kids

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 19:35:18-05

A close-knit small town in Ohio is on edge after a woman was tragically shot and killed in front of her children.

Police say 24-year-old Emily Young was shot Thursday in Orrville by the father of her children. 

Officers responded to the 100 block of East Paradise Street just before 7 p.m. to investigate reports of a shooting. 

When they arrived, they found Young unresponsive with apparent gunshot wounds in the driver's side of a 2013 Kia SUV.

She was transported to Aultman-Orrville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say Young was having a conversation with LaReece KeSean "Wally" Woods when he pulled out a gun and fatally shot her.  Their kids were in the back seat and a 17-year-old passenger was sitting right next to her.

None of the other people in the car were injured. 

Woods confessed to the shooting at police headquarters after turning himself in around 7:10 p.m., authorities said. He was charged with murder.

Police have also located a gun that is believed to be the one used in the shooting. 

According to court records, Woods has been in trouble with the law before. He pled no contest to a threatening domestic violence charge related to an incident in September. He also pled no contest to a criminal damaging charge in October. 

A protection order was also filed by Young against Woods on Oct. 24, according to court documents. 

Woods is currently locked up in the Wayne County Jail. His bond was set at $1 million Friday.

Young was the mother of three young children—a 2-year-old and 6-month-old identical twins. A GoFundMe account has been created to raise money for the family.