Man shoots, kills wife before killing himself in southeast Austin: APD

Austin police say investigators now believe a homicide in southeast Austin over the weekend was a murder-suicide.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, officers responded to 7537 S. Glenn St. in reference to a welfare check. The caller had reported he had not heard from a family member in several days.

Officers arrived at the scene, but were unable to make contact with anyone inside the home. Officers were later able to gain entry inside the home, and found two people with gunshot wounds.

The two, who were later identified as 73-year-old Eva Carol Dotson Penton and 65-year-old Timothy McDonald, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Investigators believe McDonald shot and killed his wife Eva, before shooting and killing himself.

The case is being investigated as the city's 37th homicide of the year.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are encouraged to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or APD Crimestoppers at 512-472-TIPS.