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Katy Couple Found Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 4, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


A Katy couple was found dead in the bedroom of their home from gunshot wounds. The initial investigation points to a murder suicide over possible infidelity.


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Harris County Deputies Responded Twice to Calls Sunday at a Katy Home

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, deputies responded to a call to a home at 24100 block of Eagle Sage Lane in the Katy Oaks subdivision that came in around 5:00 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, there was no answer. It is believed that the first call was made by the couple’s adult daughter who doesn’t live at the home.



Second Call Reported Gunshots; Couple Found Dead in Bedroom

Around another call came in around 6:30 p.m., from who the sheriff believes was the couples 20-year-old daughter, who does live at the home. According to Sheriff Gonzalez, she reported hearing gunshots.

 

When deputies returned to the home, they found the married couple deceased in the bedroom from gunshot wounds. Authorities believe that the husband shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

 

Sheriff Gonzalez says that one of the couple’s daughters said the argument was possible over infidelity, but it hasn’t been said who was the accused.

 



According to Sheriff Gonzalez there has been one previous call out to the home in 2019, but it was not related to any kind of domestic dispute.

 

Domestic Violence STATS

While murder suicides are not always reported accurately, the government reports that around 1,000 to 1,500 occur each year.

 

Domestic violence incidents are widely reported with 1 in 3 women and 1 and 4 men having reported some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.




How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, there are ways to get help. Call the authorities, as all local police agencies have programs and people who can help. Katy Christian Ministries also has a non-emergency hotline available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 281-391-4357.

 

For an emergency, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or text 88788. If you are in immediate danger, always call 911.

 

This tragic case is still under investigation. The names of the victims have not been released.




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