Man Shoots Wife Then Himself
He could have worked out whatever problems he had with his wife. Killing her then himself was not the answer.
According to NY Daily News:
An argument turned into a devastating tragedy as an Utah man killed his wife and then shot himself early Sunday morning with the couple’s three children in the house, police said.
Bret Pepper, 39, got into a heated argument with his wife Jill, 37, in the couple’s bedroom around 1:30 a.m. when he pulled out a handgun and shot her, Lt. Shawn Horton of the Layton Police Department told the Daily News on Monday. Pepper then turned the gun on himself, Horton said.
The shocking incident occurred as the couple’s 20-year-old daughter listened outside the room. The girl, who was home from college, then alerted police, Horton said. The couple has two sons, ages 10 and 13, who were also home at the time of the shooting, he said.
The calamity does not appear to be premeditated as Horton said Pepper did not leave a suicide note.
“It seems to be a shock to the family,” Horton said. “It seems to be a shock to everyone, and it’s especially tragic at this time of year.”
Police had never responded to the home before for any type of domestic violence, Horton said.
The children are now with family members, but relatives of the family declined to speak to The News on Monday.
“That’s what I’m concerned about is the kids,” friend and neighbor Curtis Green told TV station FOX13 in Salt Lake City. “That’s going to be really hard for them, especially this time of year. I can’t believe that this happened.”
Dayum, right before the holidays. Prayers go out to the family.