Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dead Couple Had History Of Dating Violence

"AUSTIN, TX — Austin Police have identified one of the victims in Sunday night's deadly shooting in West Austin. Maeghan Bernier , 25, was shot and killed during a domestic dispute at Champion Grand View Way, Apt. #206.

"Police were called to the Gables Grandview Apartments around 11:20 p.m. Sunday after getting a call about a disturbance with a gun. When officers arrived they found a deceased female with multiple gunshot wounds. They also found a deceased male with a gunshot wound in close proximity to the female (Bernier).

"Through the investigation, detectives have established that the 41-year-old male suspect came over to Bernier's apartment with a handgun, broke in, and then proceeded to attack her. During the attack, Bernier suffered several gunshot wounds to her person, including the fatal one. The suspect then turned the handgun on himself.

"Police say the two had a history of dating violence with each other.

"Officials have not released the name of the deceased suspect pending the notification of family.

"The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled Bernier's death as a homicide. The suspect's death has been ruled a suicide."

From KEYE TV...

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