Couple dies in apparent murder-suicide

February 28, 2010 8:34:05 PM PST
A man and woman were found shot to death Sunday, and police say the gunfire started with a family member just a few feet away. It happened in an apartment on Glenview and Leonora in southeast Houston. Police say they got a call from the couple's son at around 5:30pm. The son says he was inside the apartment with a couple of friends when he heard gunshots coming from his mother and stepfather's bedroom. When he went to check on them, he found both of them dead and called 911.

Police say this appears to be a murder-suicide. They say the husband shot his wife and then himself.

"We have to take the witnesses down," Sgt. Phillip Munoz with HPD Homicide. "We have to talk to them and get their story in writing and just make sure all the facts match up with the evidence from the scene."

The son and his friends went down to the police station to give statements. There's no word yet on a motive in this crime.