Amber Ransom Death: The female killed in a murder-suicide Monday night in Escambia County has been identified as the granddaughter of popular Tomato Joe. According to reports, Amber Ransom passed away after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend. The deadly incident happened at a home in the 1000 block of Hernandez Street.
Authorities say a man and woman were found shot dead inside the Escambia County home. Preliminary investigations determined that the man shot and killed his girlfriend following an altercation inside the home. The male died from a self-inflicted gunshot injury moments later. Police in Pensacola, Florida responded to the scene at approximately 8 P.M.
According to the family of the woman, she was trying to end a 7-month relationship when the incident happened. Friends alleged that the suspect had previously threatened to kill her if she attempted to leave the relation.
A GoFundMe Account has been created to help raise funds for Amber’s funeral. “One week before Christmas on 12/18/2023, Amber was the victim of a Murder-Suicide. Our hearts are broken, we are all numb at this point. Never in a million years, we would’ve thought that we would lose our precious “angel”.
She was the sweetest, most caring, beautiful, young woman that anyone would want to meet. Not only is the whole family in pain & hurting but she had numerous close friends that are devastated as well.
Apple Market Inc wrote on Facebook: “Our Apple Market family has been impacted by this terrible heart-wrenching incident. What you may not know is the woman who was murdered was Tomato Joe’s granddaughter. Tomato Joe and his daughter Wendy have been supplying us with those delicious Tomatos you’ve been eating for decades.”
The shooting remains under investigation.