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US Customs and Border Protection officer ‘shot and killed his wife’ on Thanksgiving

US Customs and Border Protection officer, 40, ‘shot and killed his wife’ on Thanksgiving

  • Dudley Bernard, 40, was charged with murder on Thursday in League City, Texas
  • Officers responding to reports of shots fired found the suspect standing near his 42-year-old wife Chauntelle’s body outside their home  
  • Authorities said the couple had been inside celebrating Thanksgiving with their two young sons prior to the shooting
  • No additional details about the incident have been released
  • Bernard is being held on $200,000 bond, according to jail records
  • He and his wife had worked for US Customs and Border Protection since 2008

Dudley Bernard (pictured) has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed his wife on Thanksgiving

A US Customs and Border Protection officer has been charged with murder after Texas police say he shot and killed his wife on Thanksgiving.  

Officers in League City, Texas, responding to a call about ‘multiple gunshots’ fired on Thursday arrived to find Dudley Bernard, 40, standing outside his home near the body of his 42-year-old wife Chauntelle.  

Authorities said the couple had been inside celebrating Thanksgiving with their two young sons prior to the shooting. Video obtained by ABC13 showed a family member crying outside the home as an officer questioned Bernard.

No additional details about the incident have been released.  

Bernard was arrested and is being held on $200,000 bond, according to jail records.  

Officers responding to reports of shots fired found Bernard standing near his 42-year-old wife Chauntelle's body outside their home in League City, Texas, on Thursday. The couple, who both worked for US Customs and Border Protection, are seen in an undated Facebook photo

Officers responding to reports of shots fired found Bernard standing near his 42-year-old wife Chauntelle’s body outside their home in League City, Texas, on Thursday. The couple, who both worked for US Customs and Border Protection, are seen in an undated Facebook photo

The home Dudley and Chauntelle shared with their two young boys is shown above. Authorities say the family were inside the home celebrating Thanksgiving prior to the shooting

The home Dudley and Chauntelle shared with their two young boys is shown above. Authorities say the family were inside the home celebrating Thanksgiving prior to the shooting

Both the suspect and victim had worked with CBP since 2008, a spokeswoman for the federal agency said in a statement.  

Dudley Bernard was an Agriculture Specialist in charge of overseeing the Houston Seaport environment.  

Chauntelle Bernard was a supervisor CBP officer in Houston, Texas.

‘No words can express the sense of loss SCBPO Bernard’s death brings to her colleagues and friends in CBP,’ the spokeswoman wrote.  

Chauntelle Bernard, 42, (pictured) was a supervisor CBP officer in Houston, Texas, according to a spokesperson for the federal agency. 'No words can express the sense of loss SCBPO Bernard’s death brings to her colleagues and friends in CBP,' the spokeswoman said

Chauntelle Bernard, 42, (pictured) was a supervisor CBP officer in Houston, Texas, according to a spokesperson for the federal agency. ‘No words can express the sense of loss SCBPO Bernard’s death brings to her colleagues and friends in CBP,’ the spokeswoman said

Dudley Bernard is pictured with the couple’s two young sons in an undated Facebook photo

 



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