Man, woman found shot dead in Fenton area home | police fire
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent homicide that occurred this morning (January 17) at a home on the 1200 block of Fenton Ridge Drive near Spring Lake Park in unincorporated Fenton. A 43-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man were found dead at the home, Sheriff’s Dave Marshak said.
He did not want to give the names of the man and woman because the investigation is still ongoing.
“Based on the investigation to date, this appears to be a domestic murder-suicide,” Marshak said this afternoon. “One of our chaplains is on hand to help the family deal with this terrible tragedy.”
Marshak said the man and woman are married and live in the home. He also said as of this afternoon, investigators had found no history of domestic violence calls at the home.
The sheriff’s office received a call about the shooting around 10:45 a.m., Marshak said.
The woman had called 911, and the dispatcher who answered the call heard gunshots. Neighbors also called 911 about the shooting after hearing gunshots and seeing two teenagers run from the house, Marshak said.
He said the teenagers seen running from the house were the couple’s children and none of them were hurt in the incident. He didn’t want to give her age.
When deputies arrived, they entered the house and found the man and woman dead. A semi-automatic pistol was found in the man’s hand, and investigators believe he shot the woman before shooting himself, Marshak said.