Lisa Brown, the mistress of former NFL player Buster Barnett reportedly shot his wife and then took her own life. Police say Lisa Brown, 49 , of Lithonia, kidnapped Sandra Barnett, 58, from her home in Clayton County on Wednesday.
Lisa Brown (pictured top right) held Barnett at gunpoint as law enforcement pursued her Dodge Durango on I-20 into Alabama. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the middle of the highway, where Brown shot Barnett then turned the gun on herself.
Brown was the mistress of Barnett’s husband, former Buffalo Bills tight end Buster Barnett, 56.
Buster Barnett told police that Brown came to his job on Wednesday after she found out he was taking a trip with his wife. Brown was upset because she didn’t know about the trip, Barnett told police. Lisa Brown then left Barnett’s place of employment and headed to Barnett’s home in Ellenwood.
Sandra Barnett was on the phone with a friend when Brown showed up at the house. The friend heard what sounded like a struggle before the call ended. The friend told police she called a male friend to go and check on Barnett.
The man told police he drove past the Barnetts’ home and spotted the Dodge Durango parked in the driveway. The man said he then drove past the home and turned around. By the time he drove by the home again, the Durango was gone, Clayton police told Channel 2 Action News.
Police spotted the Dodge Durango on Thursday and then pursued it into Alabama.
Clayton Police spokesperson Charlene Watson-Fraser says, “The driver stopped in the middle of the highway, pulled out a handgun and shot Sandra Barnett, and then turned the gun on herself.”
According to the police, the Durango was registered in Buster Barnett’s name. He told police he purchased the Durango for Brown because he was “trying to help her out.”