BY KENNETH DEAN,
ELKHART â€“ Anderson County sheriffâ€™s deputies have just cleared the scene of what they call a murder and attempted suicide at a residence in the heart of Elkhart.
Anderson County Sheriff Gregg Taylor said his office received a 911 call about 9 a.m. today about a possible shooting at the home located at 1408 Parker Street, which is at the corner of U.S. Highway 287 south, and a block away from the Elkhart Elementary School.
Once on the scene, Taylor said deputies made a forced entry, where they discovered a deceased woman in her 40s, and a man lying face down but still breathing.
â€śAt this time, we are investigating this as a murder-attempted suicide, and we are still not releasing any names at this time due to pending notification of families,â€ť Taylor said.
The sheriff said the man was airlifted to a Tyler hospital, where he is being treated for wounds.
Taylor said the man and woman were either divorced or separated. The man did not live in the home, Taylor added.
â€śWeâ€™re still investigating, but he was definitely an estranged husband, if not an ex-husband.â€ť
The coupleâ€™s school-aged children are being taken care of by counselors, Taylor said.