Family of Bankers Hill murder victim speaks out

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SAN DIEGO - The family of a woman shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself is speaking out.

San Diego police homicide investigators said the bodies of Arnisha Harris and her boyfriend were discovered in a locked office at the Big Sister League facility in Bankers Hill last Thursday. It was where Harris worked for the last few months.

Police described the deaths as a murder-suicide.

Harris' family told FOX 5 they believe the motive for her killing has deep roots in the abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend. They said the pair had broken up before the 35-year-old was murdered.

As October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, Harris' younger brother, Rayneil Etheridge, decided to share his sister's story to help raise awareness. He reached out to founder and executive director of Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence, Kristen Paruginog.

As it turned out, Paruginog had just launched a new, provocative domestic violence awareness campaign the day before, which  caught Etheridge's eye and the attention of many others. To watch the "F*ck DV Campaign," click here. Paruginog has vowed to help support Harris' family through this difficult time.

Etheridge described his older sister as a free spirit and the loving mother of three.

The family has set up a GoFund me account to help with funeral expenses.