Couple found dead in North Side home following police standoff

Murder-suicide suspected in shootings at 13800 block of Possum Tree

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 50s and his wife in her 40s were found dead in their North Side home Monday in a suspected murder-suicide, San Antonio police Chief William McManus said.

McManus said that the couple was found dead in the upstairs portion of their home in the 13800 block of Possum Tree. Police heard two gunshots prior to the discovery. A handgun was used in the shootings, McManus said.
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The man called 911 around around 10:41 a.m. and threatened to hurt himself and his wife, police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Ramos said.

A SWAT team was called out to the home but they never made contact with the man.

The couple was in the midst of getting a divorce, McManus said.
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Anthony Magnabosco said that the man he knew as a compassionate volunteer suddenly canceled lunch plans they had.

"I saw a Facebook post indicating there might be some trouble. He posted something that said goodbye, no explanation," Magnabosco said.

The couple have young children, but they were at school at the time, McManus said. They are being cared for by family members.

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