James E. Lawrence

James Edward Lawrence, Jr. was a 45-year-old man who was mortally wounded by his 46-year-old wife, Shirley Mae, when she shot him with a .38 caliber handgun to settle an argument in their home at 3742 Camelot Drive in Annandale on January 1, 1977.[1]

Lawrence died a few hours later at Fairfax Hospital.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barringer, Felicity. "5 are Killed by Violence in Suburbs." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 33. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994). Jan 02 1977. Web. 30 Dec. 2011.