2 found dead in mur­der-sui­cide

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Ruben Vives

Two peo­ple were killed Sun­day in an ap­par­ent mur­der-sui­cide in their Car­son home, end­ing an hours-long stand­off in­volv­ing the Los An­ge­les County sher­iff ’s SWAT team, of­fi­cials said.

Sher­iff ’s Lt. Dave Cole­man told KABC-TV that an el­derly man shot and killed his wife and then him­self. The cou­ple had been mar­ried 55 years.

The in­ci­dent be­gan about 6:35 a.m. when sher­iff ’s deputies were dis­patched to the 500 block of East Moore­haven Drive to check on a re­port of sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, ac­cord­ing to a sher­iff ’s state­ment.

As deputies were pa­trolling the neigh­bor­hood they heard a gun­shot in­side a home, the state­ment said.

The sher­iff ’s spe­cial weapons team was sum­moned, and area homes were evac­u­ated as a pre­cau­tion, of­fi­cials said. Au­thor­i­ties stormed the house late Sun­day af­ter­noon and dis­cov­ered the bod­ies of the two adults.

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