Ronald Hamilton and Crystal Hamilton

Prince William County police officer Ashley Guindon, 28, clocked in to work her first shift on Saturday night.

She was killed hours later by Pentagon Army staff sergeant Ronald Hamilton when she responded to a 911 domestic violence call at his home in Lake Ridge, VA.

The 911 caller, Crystal Hamilton, 29, was shot and killed by her husband, Ronald Hamilton, 32, after she called 911 during a domestic dispute.

When Officer Guindon arrived at the upscale home on Lashmere Court, Ronald Hamilton opened the door and shot her point blank.

He also shot officers David McKeown, 33, and Jesse Hempen, 31, multiple times.

All 3 officers were airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where Guindon was pronounced dead. Officers McKeown and Hempen are listed in stable condition.

Ashley Guindon David McKeown and Jesse Hempen

After a brief standoff with police, Hamilton emerged from the house and surrendered.

A neighbor saw the couple’s terrified 11-year-old son running from the house at the time of the shootings.

“He ran so fast I can’t even imagine how scared he must have been,” neighbor Zacarius Harris told The Washington Post. “It broke my heart,” he said.

The boy is being cared for by relatives.

Hamilton is charged with capital murder, first degree murder, malicious wounding, and felony weapons charges. He is being held without bond.

Crystal Hamilton served in the Marine Corps and she was a member of the Wounded Warrior Regiment that takes care of wounded veterans.

Officer Guindon also served in the Marine Corps. She held a Masters degree in Forensic science from George Washington University.

“We were struck by her passion to do this job,” Prince William County police chief Stephan M. Hudson said on Sunday. “She clearly had a passion to serve others in a way that went beyond herself.”

Officer Guindon and another rookie had just been sworn in on Friday. Chief Hudson tweeted a photo of them along with the words: “Be safe!”




  • harley_quinn2.0

    That is so sad. R.I.P.

  • Mel

    Dam RIP to her

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    RIP Officer Guidon and God bless her family. I feel so bad for the 11 yo son. ? His mama survived a war just to get killed by her husband. Such a tragedy.

  • partytime

    Speechless……

  • Canary Red™

    Sandra, thanks for the headline, “….kills wife and rookie cop…”
    The news is reporting he killed a cop, little to no reference of his murdered wife.
    RIP Crystal…prayers up for your son, bless him Father!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    That lil boy said I’m not sticking around to see how this ends. Peace!!!

  • Renee26

    Tragic! RIP young lady…this is a sick sick world we live in!

  • Renee26

    Was the mom in the military too??

  • LeBrick James

    That negro just looks evil.

    Thank God the son was able to escape.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    RIP to BOTH women and prayers for that eleven year old boy. He’s at a critical developmental stage…sad situation.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Poor thing! Lord bless her soul

  • LeBrick James

    Yup. That Kid is gonna need lots of therapy.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yeah, it says she was a marine.

  • LeBrick James

    Took away 2 lives, and pretty much threw away his own life at age 32, over what? Over some anger?
    Just not worth it. Sad.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    People like him don’t need the death penalty, he needs a bucket of fire ants thrown on him. He needs to suffer.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I’m about to google this story and see what the common themes are in the article. I’m guessing there will be little to no mention of mental health issues or PTSD, etc….because you know…he’s black.

  • Jusstlookn

    He in the military, by the time court marshall, military prison get through with him. Chile…….

  • LeBrick James

    I thank God I’ve never been angry enough at somebody to want to kill them.

    I don’t even understand how these guys do it.

  • LeBrick James

    You know how it is. If the killer’s black he’s just violent.
    If he’s white then he “must have been mentally ill” .

  • T3

    Sad story. Another non treated psycho has struck. Mental illness is real! RIP to the officer and wife and many prayers for the young son.

  • T’acheItEzee15

    Horrible! Prayers to all impacted by this tragedy.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    When you got that gray tint to your skin, you off…
    And been off for a minute.

  • LeBrick James

    They should just put him in a locked room with the woman’s father, brothers and a couple of the male cousins.
    Instant justice… and would save the taxpayers a lot of money too.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’m sure they told him to “run”.

  • NegraGata

    Wow – He snapped and he snapped hard. Scary, I wonder how long the domestic abuse had been going on.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You see she’s got that left eye covered up.

  • LeBrick James

    Or maybe he just saw his dad pull the gun out and ran. The adrenaline just kicks in.
    I saw somebody getting hacked with a machete once when I was 11 and just took off — I never knew I could run so fast. That image messed with my mind for a long time.

  • Vonn

    We really need to be more open to mental health check ups as a culture.

  • SG

    That’s terrible!

  • Xsjado

    My prayers to all of them. So sad RIP.

  • Vonn

    Yes Ma’am. They just keep harping on the fact that she was a cop killed on her first day of service. This mother & veteran was a victim as well and needs to be recognized. I pray their son is surrounding by love & understanding.

  • LeBrick James

    Crazy. This kinda thing might make parents almost want to think maybe it’s time to warn our daughters to stay away from dudes who’ve been in the military.
    I know that might sound a bit extreme… but we just see to many stories like this from ex-military dudes. They can snap at any time, and you never know when it’ll happen, or what might set them off.

    I know I’d be a little wary if my daughter started dating some ex-military dude.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That was a stranger though.

  • AnonymousRose

    Demons walks among us, they work with us, they live with us, they pretend they love us, they marry us, they carry our seeds or vice versa, a mental sane person can carry on like a good person for years, til his master say, DO IT NOW.. none of us are exempt from this madness, prayers just have to be our weapon…some people we even talk to online can be this man here, we don’t know whats in folks mind….I hope that lil boy be o.k, to witness that is awful

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The better approach would be to encourage our girls and boys to seek mental health treatment. To teach our girls and boys what signs to be aware of and when to exit a situation. I imagine he showed signs of instability before this occurred and he probably had been abusing her for a while. We need to teach our girls that love cannot change a man’s behavior. The man has to do that himself. It’s ok to be alone and it’s ok to walk away.

  • Vonn

    Have you guys heard that they arrested the ex-girlfriend of the Kansas shooter for supplying him with guns?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Good morning Yall.. please pray for my kids and their father.. They lost their mother/ grandmother unexpectedly Thursday. She took a nap and never woke up.. she was only 68. My son is devastated. The Marines is paying for him to come home tomorrow…I never heard their father cry like that before..She was like my second mom.. when my mother died..she said “Well baby you still have me..” Now I don’t.. the hurt is back all over…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Why his ears look like dog treats though?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Oh, my! Sorry for your family’s loss. My condolences to your kids and their father.

  • AnonymousRose

    Wut you and your family have my prayers, sorry for you all loss

  • Yoni

    32??? More like 42 or 52! May these two women rest in peace.

  • LeBrick James

    Well said.

    I’m sure walking away isnt easy though… especially when there are kids involved.

  • Yoni

    Wow. Sorry for your loss and my condolences.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I think that’s how most people want to transition. She must have had good karma.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    So sorry to hear that, Wut. Prayers for you all.

  • Yoni

    Just told my baby, guard your spirit and watch who you allow in.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    I was just thinking the same exact thing.

  • Yoni

    You sayin’ he’s “ashened” over?

  • LeBrick James

    Yup. Serves her right. Seriously, what did she think he was gonna do with the guns?
    She knew he was violent… that’s why she had a restraining order put out on him!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    On her very first day! What is this world turning into? RIP brave woman and I pray for speedy recovery for the other two. RIP to the wife as well.

  • LeBrick James

    68 just seems so young to die nowadays.
    Very sad.

  • That’s Interesting

    An evil heart will age you!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    She was the most beautiful spirit. She never saw wrong in anybody. She always had the heart of giving. She loved me like her daughter.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    R.I.P ?
    GM ?

  • Layla Leone

    That sucks so bad

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    It was a shock. She was so vibrant.

  • Canary Red™

    Exactly!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks HQ.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks Yoni. I am more sad for my childrens father because he is feeling really guilty right now. He hardly went to see her.. He never really called her unless he needed something. Now he is lost in guilt. So pray that he learns to forgive himself and know his mom didn’t hold that against him.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks so much.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks LYSG..

  • That’s Interesting

    This bastard took away two precious lives that clearly were concerned for others and had plans to go on and affect the world in a positive way. I hope he rots in hell.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He wore them police out, they wasn’t ready for that tactical training.

  • JamaicanBreddah

    wow, rip young lady

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    This is why I personally refuse to deal with anyone who’s ever been in the armed forces. Not everyone can handle death day in and day out and still come back mentally stable. I’m my opinion black people don’t belong in the American/ European armed forces. I’m not fighting for or with anyone that treats my people like trash. I hope they give this man the help he needs and not lock him up. He’s clearly mentally unstable, and it may have something to do with his job. For all we know someone may have said his trigger word to set him off. I refuse to believe this man just work up on day and snapped. I’ve seen to many movies on the experiments done to the people ih the army to not be suspicious.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    So sad…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Looking like a stale Hersheys.

  • Yoni

    Not to sound mean but……ppl like HIM, you wonder if they’re grieving the loss or the what they will lose after the deceased is gone, if that makes any sense. I don’t like selfish (grown) kids like that. Again, I’m TRULY sorry for your/their loss.

  • mela.reign77

    This is so sad! *tears*

  • Yoni

    Tis true.

  • Yoni

    It looked like a hard knock life for this cat.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    From the inside out… That’s oxidation.

  • product of 79

    ? this is very sad REST WELL ?

  • That’s Interesting

    ***For all we know someone may have said his trigger word to set him off. I refuse to believe this man just work up on day and snapped.***
    Why not? What evidence do you have to the contrary? Some personalities are ATTRACTED to jobs where they are allowed to be violent and kill others. He’s just a punkass woman beater who got mad that day because his abuse was going to be reported to authorities, especially if Crystal had never called before. OR his anger and rage just reached new levels that day. Why are you trying to make him out to be a victim?

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    God is our refuge and strength…”
    -Psalms 46:1
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • That’s Interesting

    This made me giggle out loud. He does look like something is wrong with him.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Prayers for the families, this is so aad….

  • Yoni

    Yaaasss!!!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You open the wrapper and be like “damn, I can’t believe they sold me this chit”. Chit crumbling everywhere…

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Who is they? And you think he had to be told by someone to run after seeing 2 people killed?? Do you think he’s that stupid?

  • nucynu25

    Damn ..I can’t even , this is just heart breaking . Poor child had to witness this type of evil from his own father.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thank you so much.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dag all of these black men popping off and killing folks.
    RIP to all who perished.

  • LeBrick James

    I agree. So often in situations like this we make the dude out to be some “victim” of PTSD or some other trauma… and end up excusing bad behavior.
    Just because he was in the military doesnt mean we have to attribute his actions to “the trauma of war”, etc. It could be that the dude is just a violent, evil, controlling punk.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yeah. What makes me especially mad is his wife all over my fb commenting on the picture of the time she and I spent together saying that she spent time with her and the truth is she hadn’t actually seen her in almost 2 years..smh..

  • Yoni

    Hard and dry.

  • Gina

    This is why I respect the police, their lives are always in danger but they still go to work knowing this. I could never imagine what its like to be a cop.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Well he surrendered usually people in these type of situations, go out with guns blazing. The truth is stranger than fiction. I choose to look at this at a different angle, not everything’s black and white. I’m not making him out to be a victim, but I guess because he’s black he can’t be mentally unstable. Just a violent thug.

  • Yoni

    Folks be frontin’ for the book, yo. Was he an only child? Youngest? Oldest? Did ANYBODY go see her?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    God bless the dead.

  • Meme81

    It seems like they should have rookie cops doing like crowd control or something less dangerous for the first few weeks. Domestic violence cases often go left. RIP to the mother and the Lady cop.

  • LeBrick James

    Me too. They knocked on the door, and he just opened the door and blasted all 3 of them.
    That’s a job I would never do, no matter how much you paid me. Gotta respect anybody who puts their life on the line daily.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Prayers sent up. Condolences and bug hugssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

  • That’s Interesting

    Please don’t put words in my mouth. Clearly everything is Black and White to YOU.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Beats the alternative…

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    because #blacklivesDONTmatter…in YT eyes… its about the YOUNG ROOKIE “WHITE POLICE OFFICER.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    God bless yall man

  • parisjok dean

    trying to find out where on her body she was shot. assuming it was the upper part. thinking why did they not have on protective body shooting vest which would have given much protection.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    His parents.

  • imright

    RIP Crystal Hamilton ?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Sometimes I like Shariaa law ..

  • parisjok dean

    so called mental health help in this country as u should know is a joke even for the well off.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Years …

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Now you’re bearing false witness. What I said clearly went way over your head. When I said black & white I wasn’t referring to race more so , on there being a gray area. I’m not surprised you ASSumed other wise.

  • parisjok dean

    she was very scared of him but she should have called police about his asking her for a gun and maybe they could have prevented him before he did what he did

  • That’s Interesting

    No, my play on words went over YOUR head. I knew exactly what you were saying, but you also ended your comment by saying that because he’s Black, people will just call him a violent thug. It’s cool though. I’ll break it down. He could be ORANGE or the color of the RAINBOW and my opinion would be the same.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart goes out to their son….poor baby

  • parisjok dean

    yeah, I just read that most folks pass away in their sleep. did not really know that

  • Saharabutnotdry

    By the time they start “touching ” you they have already broken you mentally and you just don’t and can’t walk away . You are a shell of a human being . They call it a cycle for a reason . Abusers are Devils .

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    You still don’t get it. I’m not even going to break it down . keep believing what they tell you to believe.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Sorry for your loss , she died a perfect death . Stay strong .

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I did the education on your font a long long time ago. I’m not going to put your info on here I could but I won’t. You are on notice though, just cause we appear to be skin folk don’t mean we kin folk.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I refuse to give any woman beater the benefit of the doubt . I m a survivor and I know how they work . Just plain evil .

  • ?E?E?M?A

    His mother was dead. Did you read the article. She was killed by his father. And the father was probably trying to shoot him too. Re-read the article.

  • That’s Interesting

    Please do. Enlighten me. Now you just sound crazy.

  • That’s Interesting

    Agreed. Their thing is to also blame the world for all their faults and shortcomings, just like some others are willing to do for them. He’s a murderer and a woman beater. Period.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I’m unbotherd by you, some I’m going to let you have the last word. I guess it will make you feel better.

  • Canary Red™

    That’s what it is, we don’t and never mattered. They really showing the separation now…

  • Canary Red™

    Hanging in there sweetie…be strong for them, they need you!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks CRed. I will.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks TMC

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks Ready

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    He has 4 sisters. They all were active in their parents church. He was the rebel. When he married her, he really got ghost. He hardly talk to any of his family. I am more in contact with them than he is. They ask me questions like have you seen him or how is my brother doing… smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You’re welcome. You can still call me JBA?

  • Yoni

    So he’s the only BOY! I know the type. But is he the baby boy? Middle? Oldest?

  • TheRealLee

    This is the quickening, it has to be. So much evil on the loose.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He shot her point blank in the head.

  • E Love

    RIP to both of them.

  • TheRealLee

    And then there is the Russian nanny. I hope SR posts the story. Like I said, the devil is on the lose.

  • rayne215

    thems the breaks

  • That’s Interesting

    Thanks :-)

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Oldest. But act like a grown little boy.. that’s why i couldn’t deal with him. He never grew up.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..
  • Alisa

    Damn she was a rookie so she wasn’t riding alone?At first I was thinking she didn’t wait for bkup. The whole situation seems off Shots fired I wonder if there had been any calls to the house before?

  • Afiya

    You MUST get away…and don’t look back!!!

  • Afiya

    :(

  • Yoni

    THIS! The oldest can’t do no wrong and the youngest can’t do no wrong either. It’s the folks in the middle that catch the wrath. Then he a boy at that? Oh he’s ruint. However, I’M the youngest and I accept responsibility……..bur-lee. But still. LOL

  • Sincerity7

    DAMN GINA!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Lemme guess, someone called him negro or something racist blah blah blah blah, and that set him off? What a piece of garbage. That little boy is lucky, because I’m sure if he hadn’t ran away, he would’ve met the same fate as his mom. That poor police officer, probably was so happy with her new job.. Her family so proud of her.. Thank God VA has the death penalty. It will not bring back those lives lost, but that should be a little closure for the families affected..

  • Li

    The NRA and white people are going to regret the day they let the guns (2nd amendment) loose in the hands of black men….this is what happens.

  • Li

    The twist was that she was on her first day of work. The twist was that she died and her two cops didn’t die. The twist is that she was a young white woman, also a veteran.

  • WHYDFMLII

    Probably not the first time he beat her ass and now an innnocent party is dead. This is why women need to LEAVE at any hint of aggression.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    So sad.. God bless her

  • LaFord

    Exactly what I was thinking. I am sad for the wife as well.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yep Im the youngest. But my mother was still strict LOL.. But I did get more things that I wanted. but, I still got broke off if i effed up! LOL

  • minkyfinky

    Thank you @Sandrarose for this because I only heard about the wife being shot, but I didn’t see much where the wife was killed. All the focus was on the rookie cop which is sad.

  • Canary Red™

    Facts! And the ironic twist is – the wife had the similar accolades, except for the race.

  • Canary Red™

    Me too!

  • Renee Bee

    Oh no! So sorry you had to experience that. Thank the Lord you were smart to book it out of there with a quickness.

  • Renee Bee

    Condolences to you and your family. I am glad you will see and hold your son but hate the circumstances. Just know Big Mama is resting.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    In this case I don’t think it would have mattered.

  • starbright9449

    Forgive my ignorance but what does “YT” stand for? I keep seeing it and I’m curious.

  • hoochie?

    Re-read.

  • hoochie?

    Poor kid.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Why you make me choke on this water. You aint never lied though.

  • Auditor

    Po chile

  • Auditor

    I’ll have to agree after working at the VA hospital AND working on base.

  • Auditor

    After what? Can’t say I’ve known anyone to pass in their sleep. Most suffer for too long before that with some ailment…

  • Auditor

    Condolences

  • Auditor

    Exactly…been there done that with a dude..he kept refusing to get help…I walked away…

  • Auditor

    White devil…lol

  • WatEvaDaF*ck

    Yet he didn’t shoot his sorry ass self. I really honestly weep for this world man. RIP to them all.

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! And in MY case…..still to this day! :karate:

  • Audrey Nauden

    RIP

  • OneRighteousGuy

    It is men like this that deserve the death penalty.

  • Bayou Classic

    RIP. Lorty. Lordt! This world ain’t bout shat!

  • Genia W-m

    I pray that little boy gets counseling soon so he won’t join the next generation of abusers like his father. Crystal’s family said she didn’t share anything about her marriage with them. It was only until recently they knew something was wrong.