2 people found dead after SWAT situation concludes on North Side



Updated 2:45 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017

A man shot and killed his wife, then himself on Monday at a home on San Antonio’s North Side while the couple’s three children were at school, officials said.

Officers responded to the house in the 13800 block of Possum Tree just before 11 a.m. after the man, who hasn’t been officially identified, called police and said he was going to kill his wife and himself, authorities said.

Responding officers heard one gunshot soon after they arrived at the home. Moments later, another shot rang out.


Then, “everything went quite,” said San Antonio Police Sgt. Tobe Whitley.

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All the doors to the home were locked, the shades were drawn and security cameras lined the home so police requested help from a SWAT unit.

After about two hours, police shot tear gas into the home and breached the door.

They found the couple dead in a room upstairs, officials said. Police said the man apparently used a handgun.

Neighbors helped capture the family’s dogs, Mindy and Vegas, after they ran out of the tear gas-filled home.

“We had no sign in the past that this was imminent, other than the phone call this morning,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Investigators have since learned the female victim recently filed for divorce.

McManus did not say how old the three children who lived at the house were but said they were “young.” They were at school during the shooting and will be placed in the care of family members.

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Caleb Downs is a crime reporter for mySA.com. Read more of his stories here.| cdowns@mysa.com | Twitter: @calebjdowns

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