Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A man allegedly killed an elderly woman and then attempted to kill himself inside their Lawrenceville home early Monday evening, police said.
"Officers discovered the deadly scene while conducting a welfare check. But it was unclear early Tuesday morning who requested the welfare check and what prompted the killing.
"About 4:30 p.m., Gwinnett County police officers responded to 2674 Summerfield Way after someone requested a welfare check on the residents, spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.
"`Officers observed two vehicles in the garage and made entry into the home to check on the welfare of the residents,` Cpl. Ritter said. `Upon entry they discovered a deceased white female in her mid to late 60’s and a white male in his early 70’s that was in immediate distress.`
"The man was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition."