Couple in their 40s found shot dead inside their Los Angeles apartment had ‘mutual agreement’ to carry out murder-suicide over failing finances and health problems
- LAPD says Timothy DeShong, 41, shot and killed his girlfriend, Robin Allnade, 48, and then himself on Wednesday
- Officers performing welfare check found their bodies inside their home
- Evidence gathered at the scene revealed DeShong and Allande had entered a pact to end their lives
- Police cited ‘failing finances and deteriorating health issues’ as main motives
A couple who were found fatally shot inside their Los Angeles apartment this week died after entering into a murder-suicide pact, police said.
At around 2.35pm on Tuesday, LAPD officers responded to an apartment in the 14200 block of Gilmore Street in the Van Nuys neighborhood to conduct a welfare check.
Upon entering the unit, police found a man and a woman in their 40s dead from gunshot wounds.
Timothy DeShong, 41, and Robin Allnade, 48, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside their apartment on Gilmore Street in Los Angeles
The couple were identified by the coroner’s office on Wednesday as 41-year-old Timothy DeShong and 48-year-old Robin Allande.
Police have determined that DeShong killed Allande before turning the gun on himself as part of a pre-planned murder-suicide.
‘The investigation and evidence at the location revealed the victim and the suspect had entered into a mutual agreement to end their lives,’ the LAPD said in a press release. ‘Failing finances and deteriorating health issues appeared to be the primary motives behind the tragic event.’
Public records indicate that DeShong worked as a licensed security guard for a North Hollywood company.
Allande was divorced and had a grown son. A Facebook post from June 2014 suggested that she and DeShong had gotten engaged, but it is unclear whether they ever got married.