Texas Man called 911 moments after shooting, killing his wife, police said

Source: MEGA; Austin police

Oct. 28 2021, Published 11:11 a.m. ET

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An Austin, Texas, man called 911 moments after shooting during a domestic dispute, police said. Now, he faces murder accusations.

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Two children were present when the shooting happened, but they were not hurt, authorities added.

James Marcus Neves, 54, was charged with first-degree murder and booked into Travis County Jail. He is being held on $750,000 bond.

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Around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, Neves called 911 to say he shot his wife during the disturbance, according to Austin police. Officers and EMS responded to the scene and found Vanessa Neves, 41, with a gunshot wound.

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They tried life-saving measures but were unsuccessful, according to Austin police. Vanessa Neves was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators did not detail the nature of the domestic dispute.


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