Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Rockdale Road Sunday, October 14, 2018 when witnesses heard arguing between a male and female inside a house at that location. Gun shots were also heard. The end result inside the house was one dead and one wounded during the disturbance. The wounded male was transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital ER by Hopkins County EMS.
Witnesses told police they heard the arguing and then a gun shot. Several more gun shots followed the first. First officers on the scene called for the special response team made up of SWAT and EMS personnel. Once inside the house, the officers found the female dead from apparent gunshots and the male wounded by apparent gunshots, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. Names of the deceased female,the wife, and the wounded man, the husband, are being withheld at this time pending notification of family and further investigation.
Texas Ranger John Vance along with City of Sulphur Springs Criminal Investigators and Hopkins County Investigators are investigating the scene and events surrounding the shooting.