A man on Thursday shot and killed his former partner while on the phone with an operator, telling authorities the couple’s marriage had recently ended, Texas police said.
Witnesses told police in the town of Lewisville, north of Dallas, that the man committed suicide shortly after fatally shooting the woman, police said in a statement.
Neither was identified.
The woman called 911 around 5:30 a.m. and was overheard arguing with a man in the parking lot of their apartment complex, the department said.
“A short time later, while the woman was on the phone to 911, multiple gunshots were heard and the call went silent,” the department said.
Witnesses who called 911 reported that the man shot a woman multiple times before dying by suicide, the department said.
Officers who arrived at the scene found a woman lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds to her chest, the department said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:30 a.m., the department said.
The man was pronounced dead at another hospital nearly an hour later.
The department described the incident as a homicide-suicide and said officers had previously been called to the address for domestic violence incidents.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233), or go to www.thehotline.org for more. States often also have hotlines for domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at: 800-273-8255text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.