KELLER, Texas — Authorities said Monday a Keller couple who may have been dead for a week were discovered Sunday afternoon in an murder/suicide in their home.
Keller police said two large dogs also were found shot to death on the couple’s bed. The identities of the husband and wife, who police say were in their 60s, have not been released pending notification of relatives.
Reports said Keller police responded to a welfare check call and arrived at the home about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Chase Oaks Drive.
“The house was secured,” said Keller police Lt. Brenda Slovak on Monday. “Officers could detect a smell and forced their way into the home.”
Police found the couple in a bed along with the two dogs. The man had a gun in his hand and authorities found a note, Slovak said. Police did not release any information from the note.
Investigators believe that the shooting may have happened Jan. 17, based on evidence found at the scene. Police said a restaurant receipt dated Jan. 17 was discovered in the residence.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a 22-year-old man in Dallas was in custody after police say he allegedly shot a laser beam at a police helicopter several times as the officers searched for a burglary suspect.
The suspect was identified as Kenneth Santodomingo, who now faces a charge of illuminating an aircraft with a laser pointer. The incident occurred about 4 a.m. Monday in the 8000 block of Umphress Road in Dallas.
Dallas police had arrived at the scene in response to a burglary of a motor vehicle. Officers asked for assistance from the Dallas police helicopter, Air One. As Air One worked the area, someone beamed the helicopter with a green laser and did it multiple times, police said.
The pilots tracked down the man with the laser pointer and directed officers on the ground to the suspect. Police then notified the FAA of the aircraft laser strike.