Police: Man kills self as officers find wife fatally shot at Dallas home

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 12:35 PM

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DALLAS — Police said a man killed himself as officers discovered his wife dead on the porch steps of a Dallas home Monday night.

Authorities were called to the house in the 7300 block of Fillmore Rd. after shots were heard in the area. According to a statement from Dallas police, officers heard a gun fire as they found the body of 34-year-old Esmeralda Gonzalez. SWAT officers were called to the scene and found 39-year-old Efrain Gonzalez dead in the backyard of the home.

Police said they believe the man killed his wife during a domestic dispute before shooting himself.

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