Elderly Garland couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Garland police believe an elderly couple died in a murder-suicide on Tuesday morning.

Police and paramedics arrived after 11 a.m. to the Winters Park Assisted Living and Memory Care located in the 3400 block of Wagon Wheel Road and found a man and a wife dead in their room.

The two deceased were Arthur Smith, 85, and Charlene Smith, 81.

A preliminary investigation indicates Arthur shot and killed Charlene and then turned the gun on himself.

A final cause of death will come from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

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