NewsChannel 3 discovers new details about victims of Hampton fatal shooting, fire

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 17:28:12-04

On Wednesday at 3:39 a.m., Hampton police say they received calls about a domestic in the 1st block of Ravenscroft Lane.

When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Carla Williams suffering from multiple injuries outside of the home.

Williams was transported to Riverside Hospital by medics where she was pronounced dead at 4:43 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that while officers were on scene, they encountered the suspect who has been identified as Travis Williams, a 38-year-old Virginia Beach man.

Police say he had a firearm.

They say there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officers. The suspect was shot. He was transported to Riverside Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:01 a.m.

Police say while on the scene, they saw that the home was on fire. Fire crews began putting the fire out and searched the home for occupants.

They found two additional victims that were deceased at the scene.

They have been identified as Katie Frye, a 76-year-old Hampton female, and Tori Williams, a 1-year-old Hampton female juvenile. According to police, they both lived in the home.

The four officers that were involved have all been placed on administrative leave with pay per division policy. The Division is currently conducting criminal and administrative investigations.

This is a standard practice in all police involved shootings.

NewsChannel 3’s search of court records for the couple reveal that in 2008, Carla Williams filed for divorce and requested a protective order against her husband Travis.  However, she withdrew both weeks later.

The couple reunited and in February 2011, their daughter Tori was born. Court documents also reveal that in January 2012, Carla again filed for a protective order against her husband after she said he yanked her out of the shower and dragged her across the floor.

A Hampton Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge granted a protective order against Travis, banning him from having any contact with his wife or daughter for two years.

Wendy Carter, the realtor who was to sell the Ravenscroft Lane home for the Williams, told NewsChannel 3 Carla called her the night before the tragedy to make arrangements to sell the home.

“They [Carla and Travis] were both in agreement on selling the home,” said Carter.  “This is unbelievable.”

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