A man and woman were found dead Tuesday morning in what Harris County deputies said they believe to be a murder-suicide.
Deputies were called by the woman’s family for a welfare check at a home in the 5300 block of Summit Hollow Drive at about 10:58 a.m., according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
At the scene, deputies saw a purse and shopping bags still in a car. When they went into the home, deputies found the bodies of a man and a woman with apparent gunshot wounds.
According to authorities, the 68-year-old man found had been a sergeant with the sheriff’s office. He retired about 10 years ago.
The 59-year-old woman found was a detention officer and had retired four to five years ago.
The man and woman were said to be in a dating relationship, but it’s unclear if they were married. Both of them lived at the home, authorities said.
Authorities have not released the names of the man and woman.
@HCSOTexas units responded to a welfare check at a residence located at the 5300 blk of Summit Hollow Drive. Units arrived on scene and discovered an adult male and female deceased. Preliminary info appears to be a murder-suicide. Both are believed to be retired members of 1/2 pic.twitter.com/g1UGUV1ZaO
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) March 22, 2022