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Police: Man kills self; wife found dead at Florida home

January 30, 2019

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man killed himself in front of officers at his Florida home before they went inside and found that his wife had been dead for days.

Pembroke Pines police tell news outlets they are working with state officials to ensure the couple’s four daughters younger than 10 are placed in a safe environment after their father shot himself Tuesday morning.

Capt. Al Xiques says officers went to the home after a caller told police the children had not attended school for a week.

Xiques says the man told officers he was on drugs and his wife had left him. Xiques says the man shot himself when officers began to search him for a weapon and officers discovered the woman’s body in a bedroom.

Police did not identify the couple or say how the woman died.

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