'Our hearts are heavy': Spring Branch ISD married educators killed in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KTRK) -- Spring Branch ISD identified a married couple killed in a shooting in San Antonio on Sunday evening as two long-time employees.

Officers responded to the 3800 block of Parkdale St. in San Antonio after hearing several gunshots on Sunday, according to SAPD.

When the first officer arrived, 20-year-old Michael Burger was armed with an assault rifle and a shotgun, police say.



According to officials, a man and woman were found dead outside the apartment. The man was identified as William "Bill" Burger, an assistant principal for the past 11 years with Spring Branch ISD. The woman was Noreen Burger, who retired in 2020 after working with the district for 25 years.

The officer gave several commands for Michael Burger to drop his weapons before firing his duty weapon. Michael Burger was not struck and was quickly taken into custody. He faces one count of capital murder.

Spring Branch ISD wrote in a statement, "Our hearts are heavy."

The relationship between the victims and the suspect has not been confirmed.
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