Deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a 42-year-old man, Tyron Lambert, after he allegedly forced his way into his estranged wife’s home twice over the weekend, resulting in the fatal shooting of his wife, Jasmyn Lambert, 37.
The tragic incident unfolded on Saturday, Oct. 28, when Tyron Lambert first entered the home at 162 Topaz Drive, threatening occupants with a gun. Law enforcement was contacted, prompting his initial departure before deputies arrived at the scene.
Subsequently, after 7:12 a.m., a distress call was made as Tyron Lambert returned to the residence, forcefully entering through the back door once more. Deputies arrived, heard a gunshot, and swiftly intervened. They found Jasmyn Lambert with a gunshot wound and immediately transported her to Wellstar Paulding Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
Tyron Lambert was taken into custody and faces a litany of charges, including murder – family violence, malice murder, home invasion – burglary, and multiple counts of assault and criminal damage, among others. Presently, he remains held without bond, and additional charges are anticipated.
Reports indicated that Jasmyn Lambert, the victim, was a beloved third-grade teacher at Still Elementary School in Cobb County. A spokesperson from Cobb County Schools described her as someone whose smile was welcoming to all, deeply impacting both her classroom and the lives of her students.
Sgt. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office highlighted that there had been a past protective order against Tyron Lambert, emphasizing the tragic toll of domestic violence on the victim, not only affecting family and friends but also the broader community.
The devastating incident shines a stark light on the consequences of domestic violence and its profound impact, not only within families but across wider communities.
The authorities continue to investigate the case, aiming to provide justice for the victim and prevent similar occurrences in the future.