By SHANNON DELCAMBRE
Published: May 6, 2009
A man and woman are found dead in a house garage from an apparent murder-suicide.
The Birmingham Police Department reports it happened Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at approximately 9:40 p.m. CT, at 426 West Smithfield Terrace in Birmingham.
Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of domestic assault involving a husband and wife.
When officers arrived, they discovered the victim inside her garage, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The suspect was also located inside the garage, suffering from what appeared to be a fatal self-inflicted wound.
The victim has been identified as Barbara Hill, 46, of 426 West Smithfield Terrace.
The suspect has been identified as Larry Hill, 58, of 426 West Smithfield Terrace.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim and suspect dead.
This case is still under investigation.
To date, 22 chargeable homicides have been reported in the City of Birmingham during 2009, compared to 27 at this time in 2008.