A husband and wife died in a apparent murder-suicide at their home in League City, according to authorities. The victim was a elementary school principal and her husband was a assistant school principal.
Authorities stated they initially thought they were responding to a home invasion Wednesday night. But according to KHOU, officers found the lifeless body of 35-year-old Erica Allen in the front yard.
Witnesses say they actually saw the husband, 40-year-old Nicholas Allen, shoot and kill his wife and then walk back in the house.
Officers rallied up a tactical team and after a brief standoff, they entered the home about 1 am, finding the couples children, ages 2 and 7, unharmed. The husband was located in a closet, dead from a a self-inflicted gunshot wound.