Criminal Justice

Immigration Attorney Shot Husband, Law Office Worker and Herself, Fatally Wounding 2, Police Say

A Georgia immigration attorney shot her husband and a 51-year-old woman who apparently worked in her Gwinnett County law office at around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, authorities say, before driving over the body of her husband as she sped away in a Lexus sedan.

Sylvia Jean Junn, 44, then returned to the parking lot outside her law office where her victims lay and shot herself in the head in front of police who had responded to 911 calls about shots being fired, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB.

Both she and her husband, Charles Junn, 45, who served as executive director of the law firm, were dead at the scene. The unidentified law office worker is hospitalized in Atlanta in critical condition.

Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith said in a Wednesday news release that investigators determined Charles Junn and the female victim probably had an affair at some point.

The Junns are survived by a 16-year-old son, reports the Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.

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