UPDATE: Husband and wife identified in murder/suicide

Officials have released the identities of the two people killed in what police are calling a murder/suicide at a north-side home.

The two people were identified as 46-year-old Jennifer Smith and 54-year-old William Scott Smith. They had three school-aged children, but the children were not in the home at the time of the shootings.

Officers were called out to the home on Possum Tree and Pinetree in the area off Jones Maltsberger and Starcrest on Monday afternoon.

Police say when they arrived, they heard a gunshot inside the house. SWAT was called out and there was a standoff with a man who threatened to hurt himself and his wife.

SAPD said officers heard another gunshot and went inside the home at some point. They found two bodies in a room with gym equipment. A handgun was used in the shooting.

The couple's children will be placed with family members.

 

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