Police believe double murder suspect committed suicide

SHREVEPORT, LA - UPDATE:  Law enforcement officials from Harrison County Texas are investigating the apparent suicide of a male subject Shreveport Police Department investigators believe is responsible for the shooting deaths of two people Sunday morning in west Shreveport.

 Investigators here in Shreveport have reason to believe the female shooting victim may have at some point been engaged in a relationship with the man who supposedly shot and killed himself in Texas this morning.  The investigation is on-going at this hour.

 

UPDATE: The Caddo Parish Coroner's office has released the names of two people found shot dead in west Shreveport early Sunday, June 18, 2017.

 
The bodies of Tara Wren, 39, of Shreveport, and Eric Cox, 54, of Keithville, were found by Shreveport Police responding to the 3500 block of Junior Place just before 6 a.m. That is between North Maywood Drive and Parkwood Drive west of Interstate 220.
 
Wren and Cox were identified through fingerprints. The decedents were taken to University Health hospital for autopsy.
 
For more information, contact the Shreveport Police Department.

 

ORIGINAL:

Shreveport Police say a man and woman were found shot and killed early Sunday morning. 

Just before 6:00 a.m. on June 18, 2017, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to a home located in the 3500 block of Junior Place relative to a shooting there.  Upon officer’s arrival at the scene, the bodies of a white male and female adult were discovered.  Each victim was suffering at least a single gunshot wound to the body.  Police discovered the female victim outside the home, while the male victim was located inside the residence.  The identities of the victims is being withheld until appropriate notification of next of kin can be made.

Police detectives and crime scene investigators arrived at the home and immediately began the task of gathering information and evidence in the heinous crime.  Based on preliminary findings, the shooting does not appear to be a random act and police suspect a person known to one or both victims may be responsible for the slayings.  It is believed the shootings occurred at some point between late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.  Additional investigation remains underway and police are urging anyone with information about the crime to contact Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit their website at: www.lockemup.org.  Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime. 

 


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