LEHIGH ACRES, Fla - We're learning more tonight about the two people found dead after a violent standoff with deputies and SWAT team members overnight.
It happened on Fireside Court in Lehigh Acres just before 9:00 p.m. 24 hours later, crime scene tape is still up and many questions remain about the violent confrontation that happened inside.
Monday night, a call came in for a shooting at Laverne James' Lehigh acres home. After a standoff, deputies found the 48 year old and her ex-boyfriend 50 year old Romie Franklin dead inside.
"It's heartbreaking. There's people affected, they have families, it's a terrible situation," says Renee Dombroski, a neighbor.
Franklin's brother James Cherry Jr. says the couple had a turbulent relationship. WINK News uncovered Franklin was served with five injunctions for domestic violence, two of which were filed by James.
"I told him a long time ago to leave her alone," says Cherry.
James worked as a nurse at the Lee County jail. Corizon, the medical provider for inmates at Lee County corrections released a statement Tuesday afternoon:
"The Corizon family was deeply saddened to learn that one of our nurses was found deceased due to an incident that occurred in her home. Our deepest condolences are with the victim's family during this difficult time."
Investigators say another person was also shot. They believe it was James' son. He was able to escape and was treated and released at an area hospital.
In the meantime, family members and neighbors are left wondering what sparked the violent outbreak that ultimately killed the couple.