Police Identify Local Man Who Shot His Wife, Then Himself

Police Wednesday identified a local man who evidently shot and wounded his wife and then shot himself to death.

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KILLEEN (January 2, 2013)—Police Wednesday identified the Killeen man who shot and wounded his wife during a domestic dispute on New Year’s Eve and then killed himself as Matthews Fredrick Brooks, Jr., 65.

The name of the 54-year-old woman, who remains in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, has not been released.

Then incident happened just before noon Monday at 2801 Lavender Ln. in Killeen.

Police received a 911 call from the woman who told the operator her husband had just shot her.

While officers were en route to the home, they learned that the woman’s husband had also shot himself.

They found the woman on the front porch of the house and the man dead in a bedroom of what evidently was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The woman was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and then was transferred to Scott & White.


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