“We are stunned by this terrible news,” Shields said. “Stanley Lawrence was a respected officer who was beloved by his colleagues and the children of our Police Athletic League, where he worked every day to mentor and positively impact their lives. We are deeply saddened, and will miss him terribly. We are doing everything we can to support his family and colleagues as we all grieve this tragic loss.”
His wife, 48-year-old Tammare Lawrence, faces felony murder and aggravated assault charges in his death, Riverdale police Chief Todd Spivey said. The shooting took place at the couple’s home in the 6500 block of Oak Valley Drive about 4 a.m. Wednesday.