“It appears to be a murder-suicide”: Authorities find couple dead in northwest Harris County

"It appears to be a murder-suicide": Authorities find couple dead in northwest Harris County

Houston Texas- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a couple during a possible homicide-suicide.

Precinct 5 officers responded at around 10:18 p.m. on May 14 to a welfare check in the 6200 block of Fox Chase Ct., northwest of the county.

An adult man and woman were found with gunshot wounds and no vital signs; Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It appears to be a murder-suicide.”Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reported.

The authorities found a weapon in the same place where the bodies were found.

How to avoid being persecuted?

Both women and men can suffer from being followed by someone suspicious when driving on the streets. The Houston Police offer some recommendations that you can take into account if you experience this type of incident:

  • Plan an escape route if you always use the same route to travel from your work to your home. If you have children, show them to them.
  • Have a keyword Among your closest relatives so that they know how to call the police when you say so.
  • Prevent minors from entering into the discussion with the suspect(s).
  • If you have a chance, seek help from technology experts to avoid harassment on social networks and the internet.
  • Always have your phone at hand with the location.
  • Find a safe place to staylike the house of a family member or friend.

What to do in case of a shooting?

If you face a shooting you should know that the three basic principles to survive are: run, hide and fight, according to the advice offered by the Houston Police Department.


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