SAN ANTONIO – Update 8:45 a.m. 4/7/2021:
On Wednesday, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office identified a man found dead in a North Side home as Todd Owen Hafer, 53. The woman was identified as 49-year-old Azucena Nelson.
Police said the shooting appears to be a murder-suicide because a firearm was found near Hafer. The investigation is still ongoing.
San Antonio Police Department homicide investigators are working to determine what led to the deaths of a man and woman found in a North Side home with apparent gunshot wounds.
Police said someone called in for a welfare check around 4 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 2000 block of Chittim Trail. The tipster said they hadn’t seen the man or woman in a few days.
“It is very unexpected,” said Angela Travis, a neighbor. “It is always quiet around here, and everybody knows everybody. It is just shocking because we all are very surprised that this would ever happen here. It just goes to show you just never know.”
When officers arrived, they found the man and woman, who are in their 40s or 50s, each with gunshot wounds, police said.
Officers called emergency medical services, who pronounced the two dead at the scene.
The medical examiner’s office will determine an official cause of death and release the two people’s names after next of kin have been notified.
Travis said the couple stayed to themselves, but they were friendly whenever they crossed paths.
“They were quiet, but I could tell they went to work every day,” Travis said. “We would leave at the same time. Just a working couple like everybody else.”
She said their entire neighborhood is praying for healing for the couple’s family.
“We are very sorry about your loved ones and whatever happened to them,” Travis said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you. They are welcomed to come over anytime for any kind of support or anything we can do to help.”
This is preliminary information that is subject to change as the investigation continues.
KSAT will update this story as more information becomes available.