Friday, November 21, 2014
"RED ROCK, TX — The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says a husband shot and killed his estranged wife Tuesday night before killing himself.
"Investigators say it happened at around 9:50 p.m. at a home along FM 86 in Red Rock, an unincorporated community southwest of Bastrop.
"The sheriff's office says deputies received a call from a woman who reported that she and her estranged husband were arguing and he was trying to make entry into the bedroom where she was. She also reported that he may have a gun with him.
"Before deputies could make it to the scene, the woman told dispatchers that the suspect had shot at her. Dispatchers then reported that the phone line went silent, investigators say.
"When deputies arrived they found both people dead inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds, the sheriff's office says.
"The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy Wednesday morning and determined the incident was a murder/suicide.
"Police have identified the couple as Patricia Ann Thomas, 42, and Richard Dennis Brown, 50."