The victim in Monday’s attempted murder-suicide has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, a Scott & White Hospital spokesman said.

The woman, the 54-year-old wife of Matthews Fredrick Brooks, has been in the hospital since being airlifted there Monday. Police believe she was shot by Brooks, who then turned the gun on himself.

Brooks, 65, died at the home in the 2800 block of Lavender Drive in Killeen.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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