• Suspect involved in fatal shooting has history of domestic violence


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Virginia state police arrested 44-year-old David Fields near Richmond Friday. Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police said Fields was responsible for shooting three people at a home on Filbert Lane early Friday morning.

    Marcia Winningham, 43, was found dead inside the home. Two other people were taken to the hospital. One of those victims was seen on home surveillance footage knocking on a neighbor's door to ask for help.

    "I don't know her name. I've never met her," said Eric Bourgeaulte, who found the woman, "She looked at me and said I can't breathe."

    Winningham was David Fields' estranged wife who filed a protection order against Fields Sept. 2012, according to court documents.

    She said Fields punched her in the face several times and held her hostage in her home for hours.

    Records also show Fields was arrested Oct. 4, 2012 for violating the protection order when he sent Winningham an apology letter in the mail.

    A few weeks after a December court date, Winningham decided to drop the protection order last January, saying she wanted to reconcile with her husband.

    Winningham was a licensed professional counselor, according a state board.

    The other two victims, 46-year-old Raemona Winningham and 51-year-old Anthony Obee, are in critical condition.

    Fields is charged with murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.

    Police have not said how the other two victims are related to her.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 704-432-TIPS.

    For more resources on domestic violence in North Carolina, click here.

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