Couple found dead after North Side police standoff identified

William Smith, 54, and Jennifer Smith, 46, died Monday

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner's office has identified the two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide Monday on the city's North Side.

54-year-old William Smith and 46-year-old Jennifer Smith were found dead following a police standoff.

William Smith called 911 around 10:41 a.m. and threatened to hurt both himself and his wife, police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Ramos said.

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A SWAT team was called to the home located in the 13800 block of Possum Tree but they never made contact.

Police said they then heard two gunshots.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the couple was found on the second floor following a search.

A handgun was used in the shootings. The couple was in the midst of getting a divorce, McManus said.

The couple have young children, but were at school at the time of the shooting. They are presently being cared for by family members.

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