Tuesday, March 30, 2010
"RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA - Two people were shot to death early Monday inside a recreational vehicle in an unincorporated area between Corona and Lake Elsinore, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.
"Early findings suggest it may have been a murder-suicide, a sheriff's investigator said.
"Deputies were called about 4:30 a.m. to the Glen Ivy Recreational Vehicle Park in the 24600 block of Glen Ivy Road, where a caller reported hearing shots fired, the Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
"Park security guards informed deputies that two people were found unresponsive inside one of the park's motor homes, both suffering from gunshot wounds. The deputies entered the RV and determined that the two, a man, 57, and a woman, 50, were dead.
"Their identities and relationship to each other were being withheld pending notification of family members.
"`It appears to be a murder-suicide,` said sheriff's Sgt. Scott Brown, of the department's Central Homicide Unit, who was on scene with the investigation, "but we're not going to have a final conclusion until we interview family members."
"Late Monday, Brown would not speculate on a motive for the shootings.
"The RV park's management could not be reached for comment Monday evening. Its Web site describes the park as a full-service RV resort and campground off Interstate 15 near Temescal Canyon Road."
From The Press-Enterprise...
"CHARLOTTE, NC - A North Carolina couple and their two children are dead in two apartment complexes in what police think was a murder-suicide.
"Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday a relative asked police to check on a woman at the family's apartment in southeast Charlotte. When officers arrived Monday night, they found the apartment door open.
"Police found a man with a gun. Police reports say officers tried to talk the man into giving up the weapon, only to hear a gunshot. Two children ran out of the apartment unharmed.
"Officers entered and found a 12-year-old and a one-year-old who appeared to have been dead for days.
"Police found the man's wife dead in a nearby apartment. They said she also had been dead for days."
UPDATE:09/30/2011 — Family sues hospital for failing to prevent killings...
Monday, March 29, 2010
"LANSING, MI - One man is dead and one woman seriously injured after an attempted murder-suicide in the parking lot of a Lansing apartment complex.
"It happened at the Village Townhomes on Haag Road around 7:30 p.m. The complex is near the intersection of Martin Luther King and Jolly Road.
"Police say the man shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself.
"Officers say the suspect and victim knew each other, and describe the situation as a domestic one. A neighbor [said] the couple had divorced. That neighbor also says the two both lived in the complex, but in separate apartments.
"Police also say the pair - both in their 30's - had three children together. One was at the scene at the time and may have witnessed the shooting."
"OCALA, FL - The two women who were found dead Saturday in their southwest Ocala home had spent the previous night together drinking and dancing at a local pub, according to a report made available on Monday.
"The report also said that the bodies of Donna Marie Groves and Wendy White Kucia were found lying side by side in bed. Kucia, 51, cradled a .38-caliber snub-nosed revolver while Groves, 43, had an aluminum takeout food container on her chest.
"The woman, described as lovers, died of single gunshot wounds in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office report.
"It was 1:48 p.m. Saturday when Groves' stepfather, Jerry J. Deming, found the bodies at the Ocala home they shared, 7707 S.W. 81st St., in the Hibiscus Park subdivision off State Road 200.
"Marion sheriff's spokesman Judge Cochran said detectives are awaiting autopsy results before issuing the official cause of deaths.
"They are also awaiting results of ballistics tests to determine whether the gun found on Kucia's chest was in fact the weapon used in the shootings.
"Michelle Everard, 39, who spent Friday night with the couple at Our Place Saloon [MySpace], said her friends did not appear to be having any major relationship problems.
"Everard, who doesn't drink, was the designated driver that night. She drove Kucia's car and dropped the women home at about 1 a.m. Saturday, she said Monday.
"The couple reportedly told Everard to keep the car so that she could run errands Saturday morning. She was at Walmart when she received a call from detectives.
"`I guess I was the last person to see them alive,` said Everard, adding the couple had been dating for 12 years."
"COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, IN - The shooting deaths of two people in Country Club Hills are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide, police said this afternoon.
"Police Chief Regina Evans said preliminary results of autopsies by the Cook County medical examiner’s office indicate an apparent murder-suicide.
"Maria Davis, 49, of the 3800 block of 172nd Street, was the victim in a shooting that occurred at her home, the chief said. Davis suffered multiple gunshot wounds, Evans said.
"Davis was a secretary at Southwood Junior High School in the city. School officials said they were offering grief counseling Monday morning to students and staff.
"`Some of the staff have been sent back home due to the shock of the situation,` city spokeswoman Marge Seltzner said.
"The second body was identified as Willie J. Watkins Jr., 55, of the 18000 block of Birch Avenue, Country Club Hills. Evans said he suffered one gunshot wound to the head.
"Evans said police at this time do not know the nature of the relationship between the two people, and the police investigation of the shootings continues."
"AMARILLO, TX - Amarillo police are investigating what could be a murder-suicide.
"According to police they responded to a home in the 6200 block of Gainsborough on a call where it was suspected that a man was deceased.
"Officers met with family members who had received a call earlier from the home. Police entered the house and found a man and woman dead in a backroom from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
"The case is still being actively investigated.
"Justice of the Peace Frank Frausto, ordered autopsies."
"LINCOLN COUNTY, MO – Investigators say a man fatally shot his girlfriend before he fatally shot himself early this morning just east of Troy, Mo.
"Sheriff’s Detective Shayne Duryea said the shooting was reported shortly after midnight at the boyfriend’s home.
"The girlfriend’s friends and family found the couple dead in the foyer of a home in the 200 block of Autumn Oaks Drive, Duryea said. They had gone looking for her when she didn’t come home Sunday.
"Relatives called authorities after finding their bodies, Duryea said.
"The man was 28. His girlfriend was 20. Duryea said he could not yet release their identities because Coroner Bob Shramek had not yet found all of their relatives.
"Each died of a single gunshot wound, Duryea said. They had been dead at least 36 hours when they were found.
"Duryea said the last time anyone had spoken to the couple was about 3 a.m. Saturday. He said the girlfriend’s sister had spoken to her then, but he would not say what they had discussed."
"WATERLOO, IA - Waterloo police are investigating the deaths of two people who were found in an apartment Friday night.
"Officers and paramedics were called to a downstairs apartment at 1109 Sycamore St. at 8:38 p.m. and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside, according to authorities.
"The victims in the incident have been identified as Machelle Lynn Nichols-West, 46,and Gregory Charles West, 55, both of 1109 Sycamore Apt A, Waterloo.
"Waterloo police report the incident is believed to be a murder-suicide, but the investigation is ongoing. Autopsies have been scheduled with the State Medical Examiner's Office Sunday.
"Neighbors said the couple hadn't been seen for days.
"A woman who lives next door said she heard screaming from a person who was apparently the daughter of the female victim.
"The daughter was yelling `he killed her,` the neighbor said."
Sunday, March 28, 2010
"DELAND, FL - The bodies of a teenage boy and girl were found on the front porch of a DeLand home Friday night in what police believe was a murder-suicide.
"Police responded to the 500-block of West May Street after getting a call that someone had been shot. Upon arrival they found the bodies of the couple and a small-frame revolver nearby.
"The two were identified as 17-year-old Natasha La' May Hall, who lived at the house, and 19-year-old Daniel Clayton Kufer, who was also from DeLand.
"A DeLand police commander indicated that the two were boyfriend and girlfriend.
"The investigation into the shooting was continuing on Saturday."
Saturday, March 27, 2010
"CADYVILLE, NY - Two people have been found dead in their Cadyville home.
"State police went to the 1797 Route 3 home at 7:30 a.m. after receiving a call that two people were dead at the home.
"Police said they found Patrick Maynard, 48, and Rose Maynard, 47, dead inside the home.
"Police are calling it an apparent murder-suicide. According to police, the weapon used was a handgun, but they don't know who was killed first.
"`Very shocked ... It's always a shock surprise, this kind of thing takes places in a small town like Cadyville,` said the Rev. Jeff Turcotte.
"According to police, the couple's oldest daughter found her parents after her mother's co-worker told her that Maynard failed to show up to work.
"The husband and wife both worked at Clinton Correctional Facility. Patrick Maynard was a correction officer and Rose was a counselor.
"Neighbor Janet Bombard [said] that relatives of the homeowners were at the home Friday morning and that Patrick and Rose Maynard live at the home. Bombard said she saw Rose Maynard at the home and walking around the neighborhood Thursday night.
"`They were as normal as apple pie,` Bombard said of the Maynards, who she said both worked at the correctional facility in Dannemora. Bombard said all of her grandchildren grew up with the Maynard's children.
"A friend of Rose Maynard [said] that she was going through a divorce and was having marital troubles, but police would not confirm that."
"HABERSHAM COUNTY, GA - Former [Georgia] State Senator Nancy Shaefer and her husband Bruce are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
"John Bankhead, with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, [said] agents are assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Department.
"`Right now we have a death investigation that's ongoing... obviously an autopsy will be conducted at the GBI crime lab to determine how they died,` he says.
"Bankhead did confirm the two suffered from gunshot wounds.
"Shaefer, a conservative Republican who served two terms in the Senate, has been out of the legislature for two years. She most recently served as president of Eagle Forum of Georgia, a faith-based pro-family organization.
"Former Senate colleagues of Shaefer say her husband had been chronically ill for some time.
"`We're all shocked to hear this news... we don't have any details at this point but it sounds like a tremendous tragedy has occurred ,` says Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)."
"RACINE, WI - Police in Racine continue investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in an apartment across the street from a grade school. A neighbor, checking on the welfare of the man and his girlfriend, came upon an open apartment door with both persons on the floor, and a gun nearby.
"Racine Police are not offering any theories as to what happened, while pending autopsy results could shed more light.
"Two of the couple’s children were in the elementary school across the street from the west side apartment, while a third child was at another school. Police officials got to them before it was time to go home."
Friday, March 26, 2010
"ALVIN, TX - Police in Alvin say a homeowner called 911 claiming he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning his gun. A short while later, they found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"The incident was first reported around 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the 25600 block of Highway Six.
"Alvin Police sent medics to the house and found a middle aged white female shot an unknown number of times. They rushed her to the hospital, where investigators say she initially backed up her husband’s claim that she was accidentally shot.
"When police learned she was shot more than once, they returned to the home to search for the woman’s husband. They say they found him dead inside his truck.
"The woman is expected to make a full recovery."
From FOX Houston...
"NEW BRITAIN, CT - One man is dead and two women remain hospitalized after being shot inside a home on Chestnut Street in New Britain on Thursday evening.
"Police said they received a 911 call around 5:40 p.m. Thursday reporting a disturbance at the home. When officers arrived, they located three people who had been shot. Two women were removed from the home by police officers and were transported to a local hospital, and one man was dead inside the home.
"Police said Friday it may have been a murder-suicide attempt.
"Police said Nick Salza was the one found shot and killed inside the home on Thursday.
"Police said they also found Tobi Salza and her friend Tiffany Sitaro suffering from gunshot wounds as well. Police described Tobi's injury as a serious, life-threatening gunshot wound. She remains hospitalized.
"Tobi is the ex-wife of Nick Salza, and the two had been married about 20 years.
"Police said Sitaro's injury was not considered to be life-threatening, but she still remains hospitalized in guarded condition.
"An autopsy that was conducted Friday determined that Nick died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
"Police said that uncertainty surrounding the three shootings led to the New Britain SWAT team being mobilized Thursday night to secure the area. Homes near the scene were evacuated for a time.
"Police continue to investigate the shooting."
"FAIRFAX, VA - A woman was shot to death Wednesday morning in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, and police said her attacker was an acquaintance who later killed himself in Arlington Wednesday afternoon.
"The woman's name was not released pending identification of the body. Police said she was in her 20s.
"The body was found at 7:25 a.m. in the driver’s seat of a car near Orinda Court and Francisco Way in the Sacramento neighborhood, just east of Fort Belvoir, Officer Bud Walker said. Walker said that the woman had been shot more than once and that a shotgun was recovered at the scene.
"Police said witnesses reported seeing a black man with dreadlocks, in his 20s or 30s, drive from the scene in a gold vehicle. Walker said investigators think the man and the woman knew each other.
"About 4 p.m. Arlington police responded to the 1200 block of South Quincy Street for the report of a man with a gun. When officers approached the man on a sidewalk near an apartment building, he shot himself, said Detective Crystal Nosal. He was pronounced dead a short time later, Nosal said.
"On Thursday, Fairfax police identified the man as Antoine Avery, 25, of Crown Grant Drive in Spotsylvania County. Police confirmed that he'd shot the woman earlier Wednesday."
From The Washington Post...
"UPLAND, IN - Police say an Upland man fatally shot his wife in her mother's home Thursday morning, then held police at bay for hours before shooting himself.
"When members of an Indiana State Police SWAT team stormed the house -- at 644 W. North St. -- about 5:30 p.m., they found Paul Bryon Nose II, 42, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head.
"He died as preparations were being made to fly him by medical helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital.
"Authorities also found the body of Nose's 39-year-old wife, Amy, and believe she was killed by her husband shortly after 7 a.m., when callers to 911 reported hearing shots coming from the house.
"Police were uncertain when Paul Nose shot himself, although his communication with authorities and text messages with family members ended about 1:30 p.m. He was found in a hallway, while his wife's body was found in a bathroom.
"Upland police arrived at the house soon after receiving the reports of shots fired, but were `unsuccessful` in establishing `personal contact` with any occupants, according to an Indiana State Police press release.
"Grant County sheriff's deputies and state police also came to the scene. Eventually officers `made verbal communication` with Paul Nose, the release said, but they were unable to persuade him to surrender.
"Authorities said the domestic problems between the couple had been ongoing for several weeks, with Amy Nose spending some time in a women's shelter. She filed for divorce on Feb. 11; that case was still pending in Grant Superior Court at the time of her death.
"Paul Nose was convicted of burglary in Grant County in 1990."
Thursday, March 25, 2010
"KAILUA, HI - A woman attacked at a bowling alley in an attempted murder-suicide is recovering from her injuries. Officials say Teresita Paulo is now in stable condition at Queen's Medical Center.
"Paulo suffered critical injuries after her 49-year-old ex-boyfriend, Harlan Bruce Kamekona attacked her at Pali Lanes Tuesday morning, then stabbed himself.
"Hawaii's latest domestic violence case has shocked island residents. Many are asking if there were signs leading up to the attempted murder-suicide.
"Domestic violence experts say red flags often surface early in a relationship and may have in this one as well.
"The family of 49-year-old Harland Bruce Kamekona [said] that he and 38-year-old Teresita Paulo were having problems but nothing prepared them for such a violent crime.
"`I still no understand I still like you guys looking for answers yeah,` said Kamekona's sister Renee Shook.
"Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday police say Kamekona first fired a gun at Paulo but missed. He then pulled out a knife and stabbed her before repeatedly stabbing himself.
"`He wanted to kill her!` said Paulo's friend Tina Haight.
"The medical examiner says Kamekona died from excessive bleeding due to multiple stab wounds."
"BEAR, DE - New Castle County police say a the deaths of a young man and woman inside a Bear home Tuesday night were a murder-suicide.
"`The investigation has revealed the female victim, Jessica Casalvera (20) was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend Ramiro Benitez (18) in what has been classified as domestic related incident. After shooting Casalvera, Benitez then turned the weapon on himself. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body,` said Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro in a statement this afternoon.
"Officers were called to the 100 block of S. Patrice Drive in the Glasgow Park Trailer Court about 9:40 p.m. following reports of a shooting.
"Richard Limpurn, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, said he found the two wounded people inside.
"`I saw her on the bed and then I saw him shot in the head,` Limpurn said. `There was a .357 next to him.`
"Limpurn said he did not hear shots from his home, but neighborhood children knocked on his door asking for his sister because she speaks a little Spanish.
"Limpurn said the children wanted him to check in the house, so he did while talking with police on the phone.
"New Castle County paramedics said the woman found in the home was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was rushed to Christiana Hospital. Police said he also was dead.
"Navarro said the investigation is continuing."
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI — Police said a North Providence man shot and killed his wife, and then killed himself early Wednesday morning.
"`Initially, it appears it is a possible murder-suicide,` said Maj. Paul Martellini of the North Providence police.
"Family members [said] that 21-year-old Mindy Tardiff was planning to leave her husband, 26-year-old Phandy Seth.
"Police said they received a call at about 3:15 a.m. from a man who said two people had been shot and needed help. Police said they believe Seth made the call just before killing himself.
"`The original call we received was from a male individual. It appeared that he requested police and fire personnel, because two bodies were on scene,` Martellini said.
"Martellini said finding out exactly what led to the shootings will be difficult. Officers talked with family members Wednesday, looking for any clues into the case.
Seth and Tardiff had been married for about two years. Police said there are no records of calls to the apartment or other contact with the couple in the past.
"Family members said Tardiff talked with her sister Tuesday night and told her she was ready to leave the marriage.
"Funeral arrangements were incomplete."
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"SCIO, OR — Linn County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the death of two people at a residence at 42110 Mount Pleasant Drive, Scio.
"According to Sheriff Tim Mueller, on Monday, family members of Charles John Posvar, 76, and his wife, Mary Patricia Posvar, 71, had not been able to reach them and had asked neighbors to check on them.
"The neighbors went to the Posvar residence Monday morning and found the couple deceased inside their home. The neighbors called 911 at 10:35 a.m.
"Deputies and detectives responded to the home, where their investigation revealed an apparent murder-suicide. It appears that sometime between Friday and Sunday, Charles Posvar shot his wife and then shot himself.
"The Albany Police Department assisted with the investigation."
Monday, March 22, 2010
"RAPIDES, LA - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide that occurred Monday morning, March 22, in the Rapides Station area.
"Deputies believe Johnny C. Clark, 28, killed Thomas E. Evans, 28, early today at Evans’ residence in the 1500 block of River Road at Rapides Station and then put Evans' body in a suitcase, Sheriff Chuck F. Wagner said.
"Responding to a call about gunshots, deputies arrived at the scene just before dawn. They heard a gunshot near the house.
"Deputies searched the house and premises and found the suitcase with the body in it near the front porch. They found Clark’s body in the front yard, Wagner said. Clark apparently killed himself, officials said.
"The incident is under investigation, Wagner said.
"Clark had moved in with Evans and his girlfriend about two weeks ago, Sheriff’s Office Chief Herman Walters said.
"Evans and Clark had criminal histories, authorities said. Clark was imprisoned for drug and burglary charges."
"ST. LOUIS, MO - St. Louis police believe a south St. Louis man shot and killed his 71 year old father-in-law before killing himself. "Its shocking to hear that something like that would happen," said one neighbor. Family members discovered the bodies of the two men inside their home in the 52-hundred block of Nagel Ave. a few blocks from Hampton and Gravois.
"Police identified the shooter as John Jacob Hart, 51 and his father-in-law as Robert T. Heckel. Police say Hart was in an altercation with his wife on Saturday. She left the home leaving her husband and her father behind.
"Police do not know if that altercation led to the murder suicide but will continue to investigate.
"The news came as shock to those who knew the family.
"`They were always there to help me if I needed it best neighbors I ever had,` said Joanne Evans.
"She promised to pray for the surviving family members.
"`I gave my sympathy to them today and if they need me Im there,` said Evans."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
"PLACERVILLE, CA ― An encounter on the roadways in Placer County led to the shooting deaths of two people in what police believe to be a murder-suicide.
"Investigators said two drivers became aggravated which each other while driving in southern El Dorado County, eventually leading to the crash of both cars through a fence just outside Placerville.
"The two vehicles came to rest door-to-door near the intersection of Broadway and Newtown Road off Highway 50.
"The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department said that one driver apparently opened fire with a handgun from his own vehicle, mortally wounding the other driver. The first driver then turned the gun on himself.
"One driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was declared dead at the hospital.
"A female passenger in the victim's car survived the ordeal.
"The suspected shooter has been identified as Jensen Kohutek of Grizzley Flats by authorities. The identity of the victim has not been released."
"AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police are investigating a suspected homicide suicide attempt at a retirement home.
"Officers responded to the Amberleigh Retirement Community [map] around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, where they found 89-year-old Virginia Bunz dead in her apartment.
"The suspected killer is her husband, 90-year-old John Bunz, and was discovered with apparent self-inflicted wounds.
"He's currently being treated at ECMC for non-life threatening injuries.
"`Yes, he's made admissions to a number of people that he did kill his wife,` Captain Anzio Villalta explained. `At this age and in this type of community, it's very rare.`
"Police haven't released any information on a motive."
UPDATE:09/09/2010 - Husband gets 17 year sentence...
"CONVERSE, TX - A Converse couple unseen for two weeks was discovered dead in their home Saturday night. Police say it appears to be a murder/suicide as the man had been stabbed several times by the woman who then killed herself.
"Neighbors say something seemed wrong because the husband and wife had not been seen while their cars remained in the driveway, their lawn was not mowed, and the dogs in their backyard appeared to be hungry.
"A co-worker the man worked with at HEB finally decided to check and when it was obvious something was wrong, police were called.
"Officers say there was a strong odor coming from the home and the bodies appeared to have been dead at least two weeks.
"That co-worker says the man was a Costa Rica native and neither he nor his wife had any family in the area.
"However, he did say there was a history of violence with the couple as the man showed up to work one time with a stab wound to his arm. Co-workers tried to convince him to leave the woman who was troubled according to neighbors and HEB co-workers."
"HOUSTON, TX - A man fatally shot his 20-year-old stepson before killing himself after an argument at an east Harris County home late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
"Sheriff's deputies found two men dead when they responded around 5:30 p.m. to a call at a home in the 13900 block of Brownsville, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Janie Alvarez-Wagner said.
"The two men started arguing over the stepson taking three siblings to the store, officers said.
"During the argument, the 20-year-old stated that he had consent to take the children to the store from his mother, who was not at the home during the incident, authorities said. The man's stepfather then asked him to go outside the home, where he then allegedly shot him, Alvarez-Wagner said.
"The three siblings, one who is 18 and the other two under the age of 10, went outside the home and attempted to help the 20-year-old.
"One of the children noticed the stepfather fiddling with a gun, officers said. Shortly afterward, the children heard multiple gunshots and found the stepfather on the ground, Alvarez-Wagner said. Paramedics pronounced both men dead at the scene.
"At this time, no identities in the case have been released."
"SUNBURY, PA - A veteran Sunbury police officer allegedly shot and killed his wife early Saturday morning outside their Catawissa Avenue home before shooting himself in the head.
"Michael William Miller, 37, a corporal with Sunbury Police Department, was listed in critical condition late Saturday night at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
"According to reports at the scene, Miller allegedly shot his 38-year-old wife, Robin Miller, three times, including once in the head, left leg and torso, at 2 a.m. in a narrow walkway between their residence at 454 Catawissa Ave. and a neighboring home.
"Miller then reportedly shot himself in the head with the same Ruger 9mm pistol. He was initially transported to Sunbury Community Hospital before being flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger.
"Robin Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:50 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds by Northumberland County Chief Deputy Coroner James Gotblob, who was assisted by Deputy Coroner Barry J. Leisenring.
"Autopsy and toxicology tests will be conducted by Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley and forensic pathologists at 8 a.m. Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
"The shootings were the result of a domestic dispute, according to police."
From The Republican Herald...
Saturday, March 20, 2010
"NEWBURGH, NY – Two people are dead in a Town of Newburgh home and police are investigating the 3:30 a.m. incident.
"Officers responding to 1 Marino Drive found a husband and wife dead in the second floor bedroom. There were signs of violence and both appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds, said Lt. Michael Clancy.
"Dead were Kimet Kotjari, 60, and his wife, Hiria Kojtari, 51. A relative found the bodies in the house and called 911. Police were advised that there were firearms inside the house.
"Detectives continue to investigate and conduct interviews at the scene. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is also involved in the investigation as is an investigator from the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
"The bodies will be removed to the ME’s office with autopsies scheduled."
"CHARLESTON, WV - A domestic dispute leads to a murder-suicide in Kanawha County.
"Deputies arrived at a home in the Campbell’s Creek area of Kanawha County around 10:30 Friday night. Dead at the scene was 39-year old Anita Hicks. She'd suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
"Deputies say Hicks' husband Leonard Hicks, suffered a single gunshot wound that was self inflected. He was taken to the hospital and as of Saturday afternoon was being kept alive on life support.
"Police say evidence from the scene and interviews with relatives and neighbors leads them to conclude it was a murder-suicide."
"SAN ANTONIO, TX - An elderly man in his 80s called 911 Saturday morning to report the murder of his wife and son before taking his own life, police said.
"The man told dispatchers that there had been a double murder and there was about to be a suicide, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.
"When police arrived at the home in the 200 block of E. Summit in San Antonio's historic Monte Vista neighborhood, they found three people who had been shot to death.
"Further details about the case have not yet been released."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"JEFFERSON, NC - Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, Ashe County law enforcement officials were summoned to a house off Glenn Bare Road in Jefferson. Calls went out at first reporting that an unidentified man had shot his wife, and were quickly followed by reports that the man had also shot himself.
"As residents of the small cul-de-sac peered curiously from behind windows and front porches, law enforcement officers from the Ashe County Sheriff's Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol quickly secured the scene to ensure the safety of first-responders from Blue Ridge Medical Transport.
"Emergency personnel found the bodies of man and woman together beneath a tree over an embankment in the home's side yard, both dead of apparent gunshot wounds. After EMS personnel completed their assessments the bodies were shrouded until they could be transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.
"Sheriff James Williams said after initial investigation of the scene that it `appeared to be a case of murder-suicide,` but that specific details would not be available until Friday morning to allow for a through investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident.
"Recovered at the scene next to the bodies were a rifle, of unidentified caliber, and several shell casings."
Source: Ashe Mountain Times...
"NEW YORK, NY - A Brooklyn woman who once sought refuge in a domestic violence shelter took back her ex-con boyfriend, only to become the victim of an apparent murder-suicide, neighbors and police said Thursday.
"Wendy Gonzalez, 31, was found lifeless on the bedroom floor of her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment as the body of her former boyfriend hung from a window grate just a few feet away, police said.
"Investigators believe Eddie Rhodes, 40, strangled his on-again, off-again-girlfriend before taking his own life, NYPD sources said. The dead couple had recently reconciled, according to a shaken neighbor.
"`They moved here to get her away from him, but she took him back,` said the neighbor, who declined to give her name."
"WILTON MANORS, FL ― Wilton Manors police have identified an elderly couple found dead Thursday morning in their home in what is thought to be a murder-suicide.
"Police say around 6 a.m. they received a 911 call from elderly man in the 800 block of NW 29th Court. The man reportedly told them about a shooting in his home. When officers arrived they found the bodies of an elderly couple inside the home.
"The couple has been identified as William and Janet Mehner, both 87 years of age.
"Investigators suspect the Mehner shot his wife, called police and then turned the gun on himself.
"Neighbors told The Sun-Sentinel that the couple had lived in their home since the 1950s. They say the Mehners had attended a St. Patrick's Day block party on Wednesday night and there didn't seem to be any problems.
"Police have not said what they suspect was the motive behind the shootings."
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"CEDAR HILL, TX ― There is breaking news in Cedar Hill. Wednesday afternoon police were on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide on Sharon Drive. The house is in a neighborhood just west of Highway 67.
"When officers arrived at the house, in the 1500 block of Sharon Drive, they discovered the body of a 38-year-old woman wrapped in bed sheets. Police believe the woman died from a gunshot wound.
"As officer continued to search the house they found the woman's 45-year-old husband sitting in his car in the garage. Investigators think the man committed suicide by shooting himself, after killing his wife.
"Friends of the couple found the pair after going to check on them Wednesday. Police believe the shooting occurred on Monday."
"HAMPSTEAD, MD - A Halethorpe man under indictment on weapons charges blasted his way into a Hampstead home with a shotgun Tuesday morning and killed his ex-wife's fiance and then himself, police said.
"Michael Leo Swift III, 45, pulled into the driveway in the 1200 block of Allview Drive, left the engine running in his dark-green Saturn and burst through a sliding-glass door in the back of the house with the 12-gauge shotgun. Police found Zaidan Stephen Asid, 51, dead in a first-floor family room, said Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley.
"Swift's body lay nearby, the weapon still in his hands, Shipley said.
"Hallie Patricia Swift, 44, called police from the house about 11 a.m., saying her ex-husband had just broken in, shot her fiance and then himself. She was not injured but was taken to Carroll Hospital Center.
"Police could not say what might have provoked the attack."
From The Baltimore Sun...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"NAPLES, FL - A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a Naples business early Tuesday morning.
"Around midnight, police responded to the Migun relaxation clinic at 2164 Tamiami Trail North in the Gateway Center after receiving a call from a concerned friend of one of the victims.
"SWAT teams surrounded the area and spotted 47-year-old Tracy Jenkins standing in the front of her husband's business.
"Police say Jenkins then ran to the back of the business.
"`When officers responded and were walking up to the business, they heard what sounded like two gun shots,` said Officer Mike Herman of the Naples Police Department.
"At about 1:30 a.m. SWAT members used devices to blast open the front and back windows.
"Once inside, police found Tracy's husband, 44-year-old Todd Jenkins, shot to death and Tracy critically injured from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, reports said.
"Tracy was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital but died from her injuries.
"`We're not identifying the specific model yet, but it was a small caliber handgun,` said Herman.
"Police say the deaths are a result of a murder-suicide."
Monday, March 15, 2010
"EDEN, GA – Effingham County sheriff’s officials have released the name of the couple found shot to death at their home in southern portion of the county.
"Sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said Margie Wiggins, 61, and Robbie Wiggins, 65, both of Eden died of apparent gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide.
"Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
"`Investigators and crime scene technicians remain on the scene and continue to investigate,` Ehsanipoor said. `The preliminary investigation indicates a possible murder-suicide, however, the investigation is ongoing.`
"He said the bodies would be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah for autopsies.
"Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence at 161 Holly Drive about 10:40 a.m. this morning on a report of a possible shooting. When deputies arrived they found an adult female behind the residence and the male victim inside the residence.
"A weapon was found in the house, Ehsanipoor said."
Sunday, March 14, 2010
"SACRAMENTO, CA - Three people are dead in a double murder-suicide believed to be a love triangle gone bad. The suspected shooter was found dead outside of a home Saturday night along with his two victims, according to authorities.
"The shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. on Thurman Way near Stockton Boulevard, said Sacramento Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran. Someone in the area called 911 after several shots were fired in the street.
"When deputies arrived, they found the bodies of two men, ages 28 and 25, and a 17-year-old woman, lying around a truck in front of a home, Curran said. Several ammunition casings were located nearby.
"A semi-automatic handgun was found next to the 25-year-old man's body. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head while the others had multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.
"The victims' names were not released.
"Investigators believe the shooter went to the house and engaged in a verbal altercation with the woman -- his former girlfriend -- and her new boyfriend.
"Curran said the man left the home only to return a short time later with a gun. Investigators said he then shot the woman's boyfriend, shot her and turned the gun on himself."
Saturday, March 13, 2010
"FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA - A Livingston Parish couple and their son are dead after a murder-suicide near French Settlement.
"The bodies of Joseph Shannon Shaffett, 39, Courtney Triche Shaffett, 33, and five-year-old Reese Shaffett were found by sheriff's deputies shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at a home on King George Bay Road.
"According to reports, it appears Joseph Shaffett shot his wife and son, then himself.
"`Words can't describe the feeling we're going through now. Let's not forget there are family members involved in this. Sisters, brothers, moms and dads, so it's just horrible,` said Chief Deputy Jason Ard with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
"Ard said it is still too early in the investigation to tell why Shaffett may have shot his family. The Shaffett's have an older son, who was not home at the time of the shooting."
Friday, March 12, 2010
"CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA - The deaths of an elderly man and woman inside a home in Center Township, Beaver County, are consistent with a murder-suicide, police said.
"A gun was in the man's hand when a nurse visited the house on Chapel Road and found his body Friday morning in a front room, police said.
"`We discovered the male was deceased with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head,` Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer said. `We went down the hall to the bedroom in the rear of the home and found his wife also deceased in bed with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.`
"Both people were in their 80s. Police are not releasing their names until their son can be notified.
"One neighbor [said] that the victims were a nice couple and that the woman was sick and the man took care of her."
"SUNRIVER, OR - A murder investigation is underway south of Sunriver. It all happened in a quiet three bedroom home on Hermosa Road that has been put up for sale just a few weeks ago. Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at the home around 10:30 Thursday morning. `On their initial arrival they found a white male adult hanging adjacent to the center of the garage area, further investigation, immediate investigation they also located two more victims inside the residence,` said Captain Marc Mills with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
"The case is being called a homicide. The victims are 40 year old Joachim Steffan, his wife, 49 year old Dagmar Steffan and their seven year old son Pascal Steffan. Neighbor Janae Smith's daughter played with Pascal, `they are very good friends, bike riding together, my daughter's played at their house and he's come over and played at our house,` said Smith.
"As detectives process the crime scene, they made clear the public is not in danger. `In a situation like this where it's unknown, you have three deceased victims, you have no living persons to say what happened, no witnesses to say what happened, so we now have a puzzle that we have to put together,` said Captain Mills.
"The family owns La Pine Dry Cleaning Coin and Laundry and Steffan Construction. `I know that they're having hard times economically, all of us are really struggling,` said Smith.
"Sheriff's detectives, Oregon State Police Crime Lab, and the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office will continue it's investigation and look into the family's background."
Thursday, March 11, 2010
"BLOOMINGTON, CA - A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized in what investigators are describing as an attempted murder/suicide, the San Bernardino County Coroner's office is reporting on its Web site.
"San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call on Wednesday night at 8:45 p.m. found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds in a residence on the 17800 block of Otilla Street.
"The 45-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, was dead at the scene. The woman, also 45, was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment, the Web site said.
"A preliminary investigation determined that the couple was involved in a domestic dispute and it appears that the husband shot his wife and then himself.
"The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Homicide detail is investigating."
From The Press-Enterprise...
"LEBANON, OH - Authorities said a man who brought flowers to his ex-girlfriend's home fatally stabbed her, then died of self-inflicted wounds after an Interstate 75 chase in Warren County.
"The woman died at Atrium Medical Center after being stabbed at her apartment on Georgetown Dr. in Lebanon Wednesday evening.
"She was identified as Shena Lee Nolan, 32, of Lebanon.
"Police said the man stabbed himself repeatedly after Warren County deputies ended a subsequent high-speed chase by flattening his tires with a `stop stick.`
"They said speeds reached 130 mph in the chase of his Chevrolet Camaro Wednesday evening some 30-40 miles north of Cincinnati.
"The man, identified as Troy Wolverton, 28, of Springfield, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being taken there by Careflight.
"`It looks like he went for her, and as a result, he killed himself,` Robert Hawley of the Lebanon Police Department said.
"Police said Wolverton was an ex-boyfriend of Nolan's and the two had lived together until November of last year."
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"ONSLOW COUNTY, NC - Authorities have released the identity of a couple shot Tuesday night at an elder care facility.
"Harriett Hargrove died in the shooting at the Alzheimer's Related Care Center on Onslow Pines Road, while her husband, Curtis, remains in critical condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Both are 80 years old.
"Deputies say they have also recovered a small caliber handgun at the ARC, which they believe was used in the shooting. They believe the husband first shot his wife, who was a patient at the facility, and then turned the gun on himself.
"Deputies say the dead woman had been a patient of the center since mid January and that her husband visited her daily.
"In a statement, the ARC says the facility is a 100% secured facility, and the only way someone can get in is with the help of the staff.
"The facility said the shooting was totally unexpected and that during the course of her stay, the staff `was very observant of the devotion between the husband and wife.`
"The State Department of Health & Human Services says the facility is licensed for 32 beds and received a three star rating in its last evaluation. That was the highest rating available it the first year of the state's new rating system."
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
"COLUMBUS, OH - Police at one of the largest universities in the United States say a maintenance worker opened fire at a campus maintenance building, killing one person and injuring another before fatally shooting himself.
"The police at Ohio State University in the central U.S. state of Ohio say 51-year-old Nathaniel Brown entered the building early Tuesday and began firing. Authorities say about six workers were in the room at the time of the shooting.
"University Police Chief Paul Denton says the building manager was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the gunman was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. A third maintenance worker is in stable condition.
"Denton says Brown had been hired last year and recently got a poor performance evaluation.
"The university said in a statement that students were never in any danger and that classes are being held as normal.
"Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee said in a statement that everyone at the school was shocked and saddened by the shooting. He said the safety of students and staff remains a top priority for the university.
"The shooting took place near Ohio Stadium, which seats more than 100,000 people."
From Voice of America News...
"WABASH, IN - Two people are dead stemming from what appears to have been a domestic dispute.
"Officials say 30-year-old Ryan Hunt shot and killed himself in a yard on Courtland Avenue Monday evening after he apparently shot and killed 27-year-old Jennifer Parrett in a car on that street.
"A witness had called police saying she saw Hunt with a shotgun in a neighbor's yard. She also said she saw two children flee Parrett's car and run into a house. The Children were uninjured.
"The neighbor who called in to 911 had this to say:
"911: I'm going to stay on the line until an officer gets there OK?
"Caller: OK, I see a police car there. He's sitting across, on a big tree stump there.
"911: Um the man is?
"Caller: Um... I think he's pointing the gun, OHHHH.
"911: What's wrong?
"Caller: He just shot himself... Oh my God! (Screams)
"911: Unit 24, caller is advising that he just shot himself."
"Wabash Police have been at the home before due to arguments over the custody of the children. Police say the children are now with family members."
From Indiana's NewsCenter...
Monday, March 8, 2010
"DALLAS, TX - A father and son were wounded today after a gunman walked into a Dallas financial office and opened fire.
"Dallas police say the gunman later got into a shootout with police before shooting himself.
"The shootings happened just before 11 a.m. in the 15-story Four Forest high-rise office building, which houses the United Texas Bank and other businesses near the intersection of U.S. 75 and Interstate 635.
"Police Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse says the gunman walked into a third-floor financial services office, shot the 63-year-old man in the legs and his 39-year-old son in the neck. After three police officers arrived on the scene, the man came out of the office and pointed his gun at them. Police fired several shots without hitting him, and the man went back into the office where he shot himself in the head. He was in critical condition at the nearby Medical City Dallas hospital.
"The father and son are in stable condition at the same hospital.
"Police say the gunman reportedly had an ongoing dispute with the two men."
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"MANCHESTER, UK - A man stabbed his ex-partner's mother to death then left a chilling message in blood before leaping from the top floor of a city centre car park, a police source said.
"His victim was named locally as Carol Berry, 66, who was knifed at her semi-detached bungalow in the Bradley area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, at about 6.40pm on Friday.
"He also stabbed her 36-year-old son, named by locals as Andrew Field, who remained in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"The 40-year-old attacker, yet to be formally identified by police, then travelled 30 miles to a multi-storey car park in Hanover Street, Manchester, where he jumped to his death from the eighth floor shortly after midnight yesterday.
"Written in blood on a wall was the chilling message: `Fuck you Claire.`
"A source said the message was linked to the murder investigation, and was thought to be directed at the man's ex-partner, named locally as Claire Tootill.
"It was understood the couple had split acrimoniously."
Source: The Independent...
"SELLERSBURG, IN - Police in Sellersburg, Indiana are investigating an apparent murder suicide.
"Police say they were called to a home at 325 Popp Avenue around 4pm Saturday.
"Inside, officers [said] they found the bodies of a man and a woman, both shot and killed.
"Police detectives [said] they believe the man apparently shot his wife in the bedroom, and then killed himself in the bathroom.
"Officers [said] the man left a note, but it did not offer any explanation. Police are now searching for a motive in the crime.
"Investigators have yet to release the names of the couple."
Friday, March 5, 2010
"HAMMOND, IN - The bodies of a man and woman were found in a downtown apartment Friday, the result of an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
"Officers were called to an apartment complex in the first block of Elizabeth Street at 9 a.m., after the sister of the female victim told police she had been unable to make contact with her sibling.
"Responding officers forced entry into the apartment and reported finding a 47-year-old female with apparent gunshot wounds, and a 51-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to his head, inside.
"The tenant of a neighboring apartment told detectives that she heard three loud bangs followed by a male voice around 3 a.m. Wednesday, but did not call police, according to the detectives' report.
"A .38-caliber revolver was found at the scene, police said, and both the woman and man were believed to be tenants of the apartment complex.
"Their identities had not yet been released Friday afternoon, pending an investigation by the Lake County Coroner's office."
Thursday, March 4, 2010
"HOLMDEL, NJ - A man was shot to death by a woman who set fire to a Holmdel home then fatally shot herself in the house, authorities said today.
"Investigators determined two people found inside the Red Hill Road home Wednesday night were not killed by the fire there but were part of a murder-suicide.
"Authorities have not yet released the names of the dead man and woman or information about their relationship, but said the blaze was deliberately set.
"First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw Jr. would not say whether either of them lived in the single-family home or owned it. He said the woman shot the man to death and after an unspecified period started the fire and then shot herself.
"`All available evidence strongly indicates that this was a murder-suicide,` he said. `The male decedent was the homicide victim. The female decedent appears to have committed the homicide and thereafter both started the fire and shot herself to death.`
"He declined to say when the man was shot and when the fire was started, but said the acts were not contemporaneous.
"Arson investigators found traces of at least one accelerant, Warshaw said. He would not say where the fire started or where the bodies were found.
"Investigators recovered a weapon, but it was not immediately known whether the same weapon was used for both shootings, Warshaw said."
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"ORLANDO, FL - Orlando Police officers have responded to an apparent attempted murder-suicide at a Publix grocery store located at 2871 S. Orange Avenue near the intersection with Michigan St.
"Homicide detectives said a man was waiting in a check-out line when he shot a female cashier. The man then ran outside and was challenged by a police officer who was patrolling the area. The man then shot himself in the parking lot. He was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The woman is being treated at ORMC with life-threatening injuries.
"The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. The identities of the victims have not been released. Investigators said it appears to be the result of a domestic dispute. No customers who were inside the store at the time of the shooting were injured."
Source: FOX Orlando...
"CHICAGO, IL - A South Side husband and wife found stabbed to death in their apartment Monday afternoon probably killed each other or perhaps was a case of murder-suicide, police said this morning.
"Mario Zavala, 46, and his wife, Krystal, 22, had a `volatile relationship` and had recently gotten back together, said Police Officer Laura Kubiak, a department spokeswoman.
"Police do not believe that a third person was responsible for their deaths but will wait for the results of an autopsy to make a final determination, she said. Police currently are treating the case not as a murder but as a death investigation, she added.
"There were no signs of forced entry into their apartment in the 5700 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, Kubiak said. A knife was found at the scene.
"Each sustained multiple stab wounds, she said, adding, `We think it's a case of mutual combatants.`
"Mario Zavala was sentenced in 1987 to 33 years for murder but has a clean record since then. Kubiak said he served 20 years of that sentence. His wife had a minor arrest record for retail theft."
From WGN 9 News...
Monday, March 1, 2010
"INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Police are saying the deaths of a man and a woman in a Far Westside apartment were a murder-suicide by gunfire. A 4-year-old boy was also seriously wounded by a shot to the head.
"Dante L. Roberts, 36, and Nicole M. James, 35, were declared dead around 11:30 a.m. Monday in an apartment in the 7500 block of West St. Clair Street, in an area of apartments and residences near West 10th Street and Girls School Road.
"The boy, Corbin Harris, 4, was sent to Riley Hospital for Children for treatment and was listed in serious condition on Monday.
"Police reports said the boy was the son of James. Both were reported missing to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department by Lemart Harris, 34, the boy’s father.
"The report said that Lemart Harris told officers that James was pregnant, and had obtained a peace bond against Roberts after they had argued in December 2009.
"Officers who had gone to the apartment to check on the woman and the boy got a pass key from the apartment manager, entered the residence and found the three wounded people inside.
"Police had not determined on Monday evening who was responsible for the shooting, but they appeared certain it was a murder-suicide. A statement from police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey Duhamell said that neighbors had reported arguments between Roberts and James in recent weeks."
"URBANA, IL - Gabriel Omo-Osagie shot his wife several times and then killed himself, according to the Champaign County sheriff's office.
"Sheriff's deputies were called to the home of Omo-Osagie and his wife, Stephanie Bond, at about 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb 27th).
"Omo-Osagie and his wife `had an argument,` the sheriff's office said. `It was learned that Omo-Osagie produced a firearm during the argument and shot his wife multiple times. Omo-Osagie then turned the weapon on himself.`"
From The News-Gazette...
"BOSTON, MA - Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide, which occurred early this afternoon in Fall River and Westport.
"Police said that around 12:30 p.m., Alfred Arruda Jr., 43, of, Fall River, shot his brother, David Arruda, and his aunt, Barbara Platt, outside the home they shared with the Arruda's parents at 80 Edmund St.
"David Arruda was rushed to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, where he was pronounced dead. Barbara Platt was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she is being treated for a gunshot wound.
"After allegedly shooting his brother and aunt, Alfred Arruda Jr. fled to Westport, where he apparently shot and killed himself inside his vehicle at the Watuppa Boat Club on Beaulieu Street at 1:15 p.m., police said."
From WCVB Boston...
"DALE CITY, VA - Police in Virginia are investigating a possible murder-suicide of a man and a woman that happened Monday morning.
"The man reportedly entered the house looking for the woman, who owned the home and ran a daycare business out of it, and then gunshots were heard. Police responded to the residence at 5612 Roundtree Drive in Dale City at around 7 a.m. to investigate the shooting and found the two dead.
"Police said the man and the woman have some kind of relationship, but they would not say how the two knew each other.
"Seven children and the homeowner's daughter were in the lower level of the home when the shooting occured, but did not witness what happened, police said. The homeowner's daughter is the one who called the police.
"None of the children were injured.
"Police, who remain on the scene, have not released any names in relation to the incident, which they said appears to be a murder-suicide."
"HOUSTON, TX - A man and woman were found shot to death Sunday, and police say the gunfire started with a family member just a few feet away.
"It happened in an apartment on Glenview and Leonora in southeast Houston. Police say they got a call from the couple's son at around 5:30pm. The son says he was inside the apartment with a couple of friends when he heard gunshots coming from his mother and stepfather's bedroom. When he went to check on them, he found both of them dead and called 911.
"Police say this appears to be a murder-suicide. They say the husband shot his wife and then himself.
"`We have to take the witnesses down,` Sgt. Phillip Munoz with HPD Homicide. `We have to talk to them and get their story in writing and just make sure all the facts match up with the evidence from the scene.`
"The son and his friends went down to the police station to give statements. There's no word yet on a motive in this crime."