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Jovonie Mclendon Jr.: A man executed himself after murdering a 5-year-old boy and seriously wounding his girlfriend

Jovonie Mclendon Jr. worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the Washington Twp. branch and had previously been employed by the U.S. Army
Posted on February 4, 2019,at 10:28 PM
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A man shot himself in the head on Facebook after murdering a 5-year-old boy and seriously wounding his girlfriend on Friday.

Jovonie Mclendon Jr. shot himself in the head on Facebook Live Sunday. Concerned family members called 911 saying the 33-year-old told them he had killed his girlfriend, her son and was going to off himself next,the wdtn rpoerted.

Carter Clemons, 6, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Di’eshia Patterson, 27, remains at Kettering Medical Center in critical condition.

According to whio reports,McClendon worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the Washington Twp. branch and had previously been employed by the U.S. Army, township officials said.

Jordan King, who served alongside Mclendon in the US Army, believes his friend was suffering from PTSD and lost control.

'That's my assumption,' he said to WHIOTV. 'I believe he lost control. He raged out and he did what he did...There was no coming back from that.'

Police haven't confirmed whether Mclendon struggled from PTSD.

Hess described the incident as a 'fluid and on-going investigation'.

For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255

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