Arkansas man, 68, shoots dead his wife and family dog before killing himself in murder-suicide
- Jeffrey Reynolds, 68, shot and killed his wife, Gayle, 67, and their dog before turning gun on himself in Little Rock, Arkansas
- Victim’s stepfather arrived at the couple’s home and discovered their bodies
- Police described the murder-suicide as a domestic incident
Police in Arkansas say a man shot dead his wife and their family dog, before turning the gun on himself in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
The suspected shooter in the killings that took place in Little Rock on Saturday has been identified as 68-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds.
According to investigators, Reynolds shot and killed his wife, 67-year-old Gayle Reynolds, before turning the gun on himself.
Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, say Jeffrey Reynolds, 68, shot and killed his wife, Gayle, 67, and then the family dog before turning the gun on himself
Gayle Reynolds’ stepfather called the police on Saturday afternoon after entering the couple’s home and finding their lifeless bodies
Officers responded to the family’s home in the 19000 block of Summershade Drive at around 1pm after receiving a 911 call from Gayle’s stepfather, saying he had entered the couple’s home and found their bodies, according to Arkansas Online.
When police went inside the residence, they discovered the husband and wife dead from gunshot wounds, along with their pet dog, THV11 reported.
Authorities said based on preliminary evidence recovered at the scene and interviews with neighbors, Gayle’s death was ruled a homicide and the death of Jeffery was by suicide.
Police spokesman Eric Barnes said it is believed Jeffrey shot and killed his wife following a domestic argument.
Autopsies will be performed on the husband and wife to determine the exact causes of death.
Animal control officers had removed the corpse of the family’s slain dog.
Based on preliminary evidence recovered at the scene and interviews with neighbors, Gayle’s death was ruled a homicide and the death of Jeffery was by suicide