- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife then killed himself in the couple’s bedroom in Elmore County.

Sheriff Bill Franklin tells Al.com (https://bit.ly/29VWjrd ) that 65-year-old Martin Sharron shot 62-year-old Connie Sharron in the head Wednesday morning with a .45-caliber handgun. Franklin says Martin Sharron then fatally shot himself.

Franklin says the couple was preparing to leave for a doctor’s appointment in Birmingham.

Franklin says Connie Sharron’s sister and another person, who lived in the residence, were in the garage waiting on the couple before they heard the gunshots.

Martin Sharron was scheduled for the doctor’s appointment. Authorities are unsure if he was on any medications or whether he was ill.

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