UPDATE: Murder-suicide couple identified (updates throughout) . . .
A neighbor in the quiet Robinson Ranch community in Rancho Santa Margarita called 9-1-1 after hearing gunshots Wednesday afternoon.
Orange County sheriff's deputies arrived at a million-dollar home on
Birdhollow Drive around 1:40 p.m. to find two people who had been shot
Sheriff's investigators now say Eddie Lydell Bryant, 39, gave Stacey Tomekia Bryant, 38, no warning before shooting her to death in their two-story home.
He then turned the gun on himself.
A friend inside the home at the time bolted out the door and called 9-1-1.
When deputies arrived, one body was slumped in the three-car garage and the other in a bedroom.
Stacey may have mentioned divorcing her husband before the shooting, but no court documents had been filed, reports the Orange County Register.
She was a senior vice president at First American mortgage company, a
position she rose to after starting out as a temp, and in 2005 she founded Pink Ladder, an organization that helps African-American women network in the business world, the Register reports.
There was no further description of the couple, other than they were high school sweethearts.