Salazar says a woman was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
SAN ANTONIO — Officials say one woman was found dead in a backyard on the east side Saturday evening. The possible suspect was also found dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
“We’ve got a pretty heartbreaking scene,” Sheriff Salazar said during a press conference.
.@BexarCoSheriff is investigating a murder-suicide that ended here in the Long Creek neighborhood. Deputies say it appears a man shot and killed his wife at a home in Schertz before coming here and taking his own life. @KENS5 pic.twitter.com/JnY5hH7nRC
— Troy Kless (@TroyKless) September 18, 2022
Deputies arrived on the scene of the 7600 block of Capstone Ridge for a reported shooting that led to a standoff in the 4800 block of Camas.
Deputies arrived at the Capstone Ridge address around 1:30 pm on Saturday.
Salazar said the woman was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head and believed the suspect was a male she was involved with in a romantic relationship. He says videos provided by neighbors show the suspect committing part of the attack.
Salazar says SWAT came to the suspect’s residence and were unable to establish communication.
“For probably about two hours we attempted to establish communications with him through loudspeakers we didn’t receive any indication he was going to cooperate with us,” Sheriff Salazar said.
After an arrest warrant was signed a robot was able to enter the home through the garage and with a camera where officials were able to see the dead suspect found in the living room, according to Salazar.
Salazar says officials will continue their presence in the neighborhood for some time.
According to a neighbor, the two were married for seven years. Family of the woman appeared visibly distraught as deputies continued to investigate the murder-suicide.