TEMECULA – Suspect succumbs to the injuries sustained in a self-inflicted gunshot wound the day after his wife died in an apparent homicide.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a call on Thursday, May 17 at 5:56 A.M. regarding an incident at the 30000 block of Del Rey Road. The caller reported an assault with a deadly weapon and that a male had shot a female inside the residence. The Temecula Police Department responded and arrived on the scene in minutes, surrounding the house. After numerous attempts to get the residents to respond and vacate the premises, officers entered the home, fearing for the occupants’ safety.
Inside the home, the police discovered a deceased female with obvious gunshot wounds. Further inspection of the residence revealed a second individual, a male who was still alive, but suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male was treated at the scene and then transported to a local hospital where he was reported to be in critical, but stable condition.
On May 18 at 6:10 P.M. John Leonard Houston, a 65 year old resident of Temecula, died of his gunshot injuries. He is currently a suspect in the death Dana Houston, 51, also a resident of Temecula. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit and investigators from the Temecula Police Department have assumed the investigation into the homicide. At this time, investigators believe that the incident is domestic in nature and there are no further suspects in the crime.
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