A Texas woman who called 911 to report she was shot and then got disconnected died after a male told an emergency dispatcher who called back that he intended to kill her and then himself, authorities said.
Around 1:15 a.m. on April 6, five deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a San Antonio home after the woman contacted police for help and said she was injured in a shooting, KSAT reported.
“Dispatch called back, a male answered and verified that he indeed shot a female within the residence and that his intent was to shoot her again and then kill himself,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said of the pair who may have been in their 20s.
The emergency dispatcher attempted to persuade the man from shooting but he hung up the phone, the sheriff’s office said.
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When the deputies arrived at the residence, they reported hearing two gunshots and forced their way inside. They found the woman in the bathroom alive and suffering two gunshot wounds to her lower body and the man dead nearby from a self-inflicted wound, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Salazar said investigators encountered a “grisly scene” and the apparent murder-suicide appeared to be a domestic violence incident, but he did not disclose a possible motive for the crime.
“I would say, that if you’re in a situation like that, and there’s any signs that it’s going to start getting worse, [seek help]," Salazar advised, "beause we know it’s an escalating crime, and we know that it doesn’t go away."
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