Mesquite police say 2 men dead in murder-suicide

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Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 11:32 AM

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite are investigating the deaths of two men as a murder-suicide after witnesses say a 55-year-old man shot his daughter's 32-year-old boyfriend and then killed himself.

Police responding to a call Saturday night found the 32-year-old in the living room with a gunshot wound to the chest. The 55-year-old was found dead in the backyard with a gunshot wound to his chest. The 55-year-old was found in possession of a firearm.

The younger man was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he died.

Witnesses told police that the men had gotten into an argument prior to the shootings.

Police say the older man had been staying at the house with his adult daughter and her boyfriend.

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