Man accused of gunning down wife outside Houston assisted living facility

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - A man turned himself in to police Thursday after he gunned down his wife as she arrived for work at a southwest Houston assisted living facility, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 7:10 a.m. at The Medallion Jewish Assisted Living Residence at 6262 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Anthony Authorlee, 61, was charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife, 53-year-old Senta Yolanda Authorlee, according to police.

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Anthony Authorlee is seen in this mugshot released by the Houston Police Department on July 12, 2018.

Houston police Capt. Belinda Null said the man arrived at the facility before his wife, who works for a resident, and confronted her as she was walking into the building.

"I can't speak to what his intent was," Null said. "He did bring a weapon ... She had recently left him which is always, like I said, a very vulnerable time for domestic violence victims."

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Null said witnesses described hearing several gunshots before the woman was found wounded outside.

The husband turned himself in a couple of hours later at the northeast police station and is being questioned by investigators, Null said. She said investigators have also seized his vehicle.

While Null said a weapon has yet to be recovered, she said investigators have preliminary information indicating a shotgun was used.

Malcom Slatko, CEO of Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, which runs the facility, sid that while the staff and residents are safe they are shaken.

"Obviously, everyone is distraught about this horrible occurrence," Slatko said.

Slatko said counselors will be brought in if needed.

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