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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman was shot and killed outside a daycare in Memphis Tuesday morning. Three hours later, her husband shot and killed himself outside his home. The couple, who were going through a divorce, have been identified as Tasha and Charles Thomas. August 23, police were called to a church where Tasha Thomas said her husband showed up and was coming at her saying he would, ‘deal with her,’ and threatening her. At that time he was already wanted for domestic assault against his wife. Emergency crews were called to University of Little Scholars on East Raines Road where the woman was employed. Thomas was shot around 8:20 a.m. in the parking lot. Police say Charles shot her, then ran to his home on Ridgewood Park Circle and barricaded himself inside. Friends tell us he boarded up the windows, but he did talk on the phone with his pastor, police, and friends like Mattie Young. “He was just crying,” Young said of Thomas “We just told him we loved him and to come out.” But just after 11 a.m., Thomas stopped talking. “The suspect eventually exited the house onto the front porch and shot himself,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstong said. The couple were married in 2007 and had one child together. Friends said Thomas was a member of a motorcycle group, called Bikers for Change, that promotes peace. But police paint a different picture. “We understand that there might be history of domestic violence with this couple, and it apparently escalated into the situation today,” Armstrong said. Tasha filed for divorce in August, citing irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct. The judge ordered Charles to stay away because Tasha said her life had been threatened and her husband had a history of violence. In 2009, Tasha said her husband attacked her and choked her to the point she could not breath. Tuesday’s murder/suicide was a tragic ending that even brought Director Armstrong to tears. The couple had two young children whose whole lives were changed in the blink of an eye. “They lost both parents, a mom and a father,” Armstrong said. “They’re going to need the whole community’s support to pull through this.” If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence there is help available in Memphis.