We will have the complete story of the attempted murder-suicide at Carolina Trace late last night. It was unfortunate that the news got to us beyond our deadline, but we will update our Web site (www.sanfordherald.com) today as news arrives.
Here’s what we know so far:
Woman shoots ex-husband, kills herself at Carolina Trace
A woman shot her ex-husband and turned the gun on herself Monday night at their home in Carolina Trace.
Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at 328 Harbor Trace just after 9 p.m., according to a report released by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. Steven Thomas, 41, was in his front yard with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, according to the report.
Thomas told deputies he was shot by his ex-wife, Cynthia Holt Thomas, also 41. While talking to Thomas on his lawn, a gunshot was heard inside the home. When deputies rushed inside, they found Cynthia Thomas dead, lying near a .357-caliber pistol.
Steven Thomas was rushed to Duke Medical Center, where he is currently in stable condition.