HOUSTON – Police have identified the husband accused of shooting his wife to death outside a senior care facility in southwest Houston Thursday morning.

Anthony Authorlee, 61, is charged with murder.

Anthony Authorlee, 61, is charged with murder.
Anthony Authorlee, 61, is charged with murder.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened just after 7 a.m. outside of the Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care facility located in the 6200 block of North Braeswood Boulevard.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened just after 7 a.m. outside of the Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care facility located in the 6200 block of North Braeswood Boulevard.

Houston Police Capt. Belinda null believes the shooting is domestic violence related.

Null said Senta Yolanda Authorlee, 53, was shot in the parking lot of The Medallion assisted living residences as she got to work.

Police arrived minutes after the suspect had fled the scene. Witnesses spotted the suspect in the parking lot before the shooting took place.

Police said the victim was shot several times with a shotgun. She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead, homicide detectives said.

The CEO of the facility said she was a private duty attendant hired by individual family and not a resident or employee.

“We will be meeting with the residents both at the Medallion and the home to talk to them. We’re bringing in our extra psychology staff to work with them. Obviously, it’s a tragic occurrence,” Malcolm Slatko, CEO of Seven Acres Assisted Living Residences, said.

Homicide investigators said the fatal shooting stems from a domestic violence incident, and that the victim had recently left her husband.

“She had recently left him which is always a very vulnerable time for domestic violence victims,” Null said.