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.

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