Man, woman killed in apparent murder-suicide
In an apparent murder-suicide, a man and a woman were found shot to death Friday night at a home in Pearland.
Around 7:30, a witness reported a shooting in the 900 block of Maple Branch in Pearland. The witness claimed to hear sounds of a verbal altercation in front of a home followed by the sounds of one gunshot, which was quickly followed by a second shot. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman dead on the front porch of the house.
According to reports, after the couple argued, the woman started heading back into the house, and the man shot her with a handgun. He then turned the gun on himself. No one else was home at the time of the shooting.
Police said the couple was married. The man was in his late 60s; the woman was in her late 30s. Police confirmed they did recover a weapon at the scene and said the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.