A Killeen man is dead and his wife seriously wounded after what police are calling an attempted murder-suicide.

Just before noon Monday, Killeen police received a 911 call from a woman who had been shot multiple times by her husband during a domestic dispute, police said.

Police believe that, after shooting his wife, a 65-year-old man turned the gun on himself in the bedroom of their southwest Killeen home in the 2800 block of Lavender Drive, Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

The man was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 12:36 p.m.

The couple’s names have been withheld pending the KPD investigation.

The 54-year-old woman was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood and subsequently transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where she remained in serious condition late Monday, Smith said.

“Domestic disputes are the most dangerous types of incidents that we respond to because of their volatile nature,” Smith said. “It is not something you want to end the year with.”

Monday’s incident was the only reported attempted murder-suicide in Killeen in 2012.

Two murder-suicides occurred in Killeen in 2011.

On Jan. 17, 2011, 15-year-old Ellison High School freshman Frederick Delano is believed to have killed his father, 39-year-old Vance Thomas Delano Jr., and then killed himself.

On April 28, 2011, 37-year-old Anthony L. Means shot his daughter, 5-year-old Nina Sheree Means, and then turned the gun on himself in the 2100 block of Coach Drive in Killeen.

Contact Brandon Janes at bjanes@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7552

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