DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After a SWAT situation at The Hive apartment complex on Abrams Road on Sunday night, Dallas police found two missing boys safe and the man suspected of shooting and killing their mother, Johnnie Palmore, had shot and killed himself himself.

Palmore, 33, was the father of 7-year-old Jorden Rodgers and 1-year-old Julien Rodgers.

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Jorden Rodgers (left) and Julien Rodgers.

Dallas County court records show Palmore had been arrested at least seven times in six years.

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Johnnie Palmore mugshots

He had been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, theft and driving without a license.

As of Monday afternoon, his two boys were with specialists from the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The boys’ mother, Latiffiney Rodgers, 26, was found dead in her East Dallas apartment Sunday night.

Latiffiney Rodgers (courtesy: Facebook)

The SWAT team surrounded another apartment after getting information Palmore was hiding inside.
Palmore, the immediate suspect for the murder and the missing children, took his own life with a gunshot.
The boys’ grandmother said Palmore had been violent with their mother before.
“I knew it was him,” said Tammy Kirk. “I just felt in my heart. It was him. And when they said they didn’t see the kids, I said it has to be him.”
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