Tiffanie Lucas is a woman from Kentucky who has been charged with the murders of her two young children
According to police reports officers would head to the home of Tiffanie Lucas after reports of gunshots. When officers made entry to the home they would find a six and nine year old suffering from gunshot wounds. The two children were rushed to the hospital however would succumb to their injuries
The children’s mother Tiffanie Lucas was arrested and has now been charged with the murders of her two children
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Two siblings are dead after being shot to death in Bullitt County, and police have arrested their mother.
Thirty-two-year-old Tiffanie Lucas, of Shepherdsville, is charged with murdering her two young sons.
The boys, ages 6 and 9, both died at the hospital.
Police were called around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to Bentwood Drive in Shepherdsville.
“We did all we could,” said Col. Alex Payne, chief deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.
But they couldn’t be saved.
“There were two victims in the bedroom. They were covered in blood and a gun on the bed,” Payne said.
The brothers were transported to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, but died from their injuries.
Their mom is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center, charged with two counts of murder.
Court records show Lucas previously spent a month in jail for a drug possession conviction.
“Whether you think it’s mental illness, just pure evil, a combination of both, it could be substance abuse, any combination thereof. Pick your poison. None of it’s good. The result is horrific,” Payne said.
Police say a neighbor went into the home and made the grisly discovery after finding the mother outside.
Payne told reporters the young victims were half-brothers.
“The father of one of the victims is deceased. The father of the other victim is unknown. Whereabouts are unknown. Other family members, we got hold of and made notification,” Payne said.
Shortly after the shooting, WLKY’s Lauren Adams talked with distraught neighbors, shocked by what had just occurred.
“I’d seen them outside a few times. I work third shift, so I’d get home at 7 and see them waiting on the bus,” said neighbor Amanda Mangis.
“It’s sad. I mean, what’s this world coming to? For a mother to shoot her two children like that?” asked Steve Steier.
“I’m a mom of two, and it’s hard,” added neighbor Patricia Herrell while fighting back tears.
According to the arrest citation for Lucas, a witness at the scene told police Lucas shot the boys.
She’s scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.