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Domestic Abuse is a Possible Motive in the Death of an MTA Bus Driver, According to Police
According to information obtained by the 11 News I-Team from the Baltimore Police Department, the shooting of a Maryland Transit Administration bus driver on Tuesday may have been motivated by domestic abuse. On Thursday, city police verified that the deceased woman was a Columbia resident named Elaine Jackson, who was 40 years old.
She was attacked by multiple gunshots as she drove into the employee parking area of the MTA’s Bush Division to begin her shift. There is no information available regarding the topic of the debate. According to two individuals who claim to know Jackson, she allegedly acquired a restraining order on October 14th.
It is not immediately clear who she did not want to have contact with, and the name of the person is not known. Those who are familiar with Jackson have stated that the protective order will be revoked on Friday, which is also the day that Jackson was expected to give an explanation to a judge regarding the reasons why she needs a permanent peace order.
The 11 News I-Team was able to get in touch with Jackson’s mother, and she confirmed that her daughter was a victim of stalking. In a statement that was posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, the MTA said: “Elaine Jackson, a bus operator for the Bush Division of MDOT MTA, passed away unexpectedly.
We grieve her loss. We are thankful for her dedication to serving the people of Baltimore, and we extend our sincerest sympathies to her family during this difficult time. We are grateful for the work that the BPD and MDOT MTA police are doing in relation to the continuing inquiry.”
On Thursday evening, Governor Larry Hogan issued a statement via Twitter, in which he said: “The untimely passing of this devoted public servant has left us all in a state of mourning. My wife and I would like to express our deepest condolences to Elaine Jackson’s family as well as to all of her friends and coworkers at MTA. We will make any and all state resources that are required for the inquiry available, in addition to the MTA police force.”
This content was obtained from Twitter and imported. You might be able to locate the same content presented in a different format on their website, or you might be able to get additional information there. Although there are no direct surveillance cameras in the parking lot, there are several located in surrounding buildings that are monitoring the area. Employees expressed their optimism to 11 News that the cameras might assist law enforcement in identifying a suspect.
Jackson is survived by four children ranging in age from seven to twenty-two. She had been employed by the MTA as a bus driver for the past four years at that point. 11 News was told by Jackson’s former coworkers that they recall him as a friendly and compassionate person.
The eldest daughter of Jackson’s mother was described as gorgeous by Jackson’s mother. When another member of the Jackson family contacted to inform Jackson’s mother about the shooting, Jackson’s mother was caring for her daughter’s four children at the time.
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