Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kevin And Monica Tharpe Murder Suicide Bruceville-Eddy

A man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a home near Bruceville-Eddy on Saturday morning, Bruceville-Eddy Police Chief Bill McLean said.

Bruceville-Eddy police responded to a home in the area of Woodlawn Road and Interstate 35 about 7:15 a.m. to a report of shots fired from someone in the home, McLean said. Young children were in the home at the time of the call but were able to get out unharmed as Kevin Tharpe, 40, barricaded himself inside the home after shooting Monica Tharpe, 31, McLean said.

Officers with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, their SWAT team and several other agencies assisted in the standoff. McLean said Kevin Tharpe was apparently barricaded in the home for more than two hours while negotiators attempted to make contact with him.