An 86-year-old Massachusetts man shot and killed his wife before barricading himself in their home, police said.
Around 9 p.m. Aug. 29, police responded to a reported shooting in Taunton, Massachusetts, according to the Bristol District Attorney’s Office.
Once at the scene, police said they found 71-year-old Dianne Silveira shot in the driveway. She was taken to Morton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.
After the shooting, authorities said the suspect, 86-year-old Edmund Silveira, went back into the house and barricaded himself in there.
According to authorities, a SWAT team arrived and set up a perimeter around the house and then deployed a tactical robot into the home.
They determined Edmund was unconscious and appeared to have self-inflicted knife wounds on his wrist and neck, officials said.
He was taken to the Rhode Island Hospital, police said.