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Texas woman fatally shot by ex-husband as she was on the phone with a 911 operator: “The call went silent”

A woman in Texas was killed by her ex-husband Thursday as the two have been arguing whereas she was on a call with an emergency operator, police stated. 

The incident, below investigation as a domestic violence murder-suicide, occurred at an house advanced in Lewisville, Texas, a metropolis about 25 miles north of Dallas. The man and woman, who haven’t but been publicly recognized, have been arguing in the advanced’s parking zone when gunshots have been fired. 

“At approximately 5:30 a.m., a female called 911 and could be heard arguing with a male subject,” police stated. “The female told dispatchers her marriage to the male had recently ended. … A short time later, while the female was on the phone with 911, multiple gunshots could be heard, and the call went silent.”

The division’s public data officer instructed CBS News that he believes the couple have been just lately divorced.

Witnesses known as 911 to report the gunshots as nicely, police stated, telling emergency operators that the male “had shot the female multiple times, then shot himself.” 

“When officers arrived, they found the female lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshots to her chest, and the male lying in the parking lot with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot to his head,” police stated.

The woman was taken to a native hospital and was pronounced useless an hour after she known as 911. The man was pronounced useless an hour after her. 

Police stated this was not the first time they’ve been known as to the couple’s house to deal with domestic-violence incidents. The division’s public data officer instructed CBS News that earlier incidents didn’t contain violent interactions and have been principally “nuisance” calls. In one case, nonetheless, the male had slashed the feminine sufferer’s tires. 

The spokesperson stated that the sufferer and shooter have been recognized, and their our bodies have been taken to the health worker, however that the division is ready for all relations to be made conscious of the scenario earlier than they publicly launch the names. 

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