Alexis Reed (left) and Tyneshia Shelby were found shot to death hours apart, according to College Park and Clayton County police.
Photo: Family  handouts
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Funerals planned in home states for women killed by Delta worker

Funerals will be held this week for the two women who police say were gunned down by a Delta Air Lines employee who then took his own life. 

Investigators don’t believe Alexis Nicole Lee Reed and Tyneshia Denise Shelby knew each other. But both knew Raeshaun Antonie Jones, who shot and killed himself on Jan. 28 when confronted by police. 

Reed, 30, also worked at Delta. She was shot on Jan. 27 in an employee parking lot, according to College Park police. 

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Later that night, Jones went to the hotel room where Shelby was staying in Clayton County. On Jan. 28, Shelby was found shot to death. She was 33. 

Delta employees gathered Tuesday to say their goodbyes to Reed, who worked as a baggage agent. Reed grew up in California and graduated from Pinole Valley High School, about 17 miles north of Oakland, her mother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Reed’s funeral is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. in California, according to her online obituary. 


Born in Missouri, Shelby moved to the Atlanta area as a child, her mother said in the days after her death. She was a gifted student, and as a teenager loved to babysit, her mother said. Though her parents and two older brothers later moved from Atlanta, Shelby wanted to stay, telling her mother that her friends were here. Shelby had previously worked with Jones. 

Shelby’s funeral is set for Saturday in Missouri, her online obituary states. 

Police say the same man killed Alexis Reed and Tyneshia Shelby hours apart.

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