Argument preceded Palmview murder-suicide, police chief says

An argument between a couple at a building supplies store in Palmview Monday ended in a suspected murder-suicide, the Palmview police chief confirmed.

Palmview Police Department received the call around 7:16 a.m., according to Chief Jose Treviño.

The caller was an employee at La Popular Home Center in Mission who reported a verbal dispute at the location. Police were advised the man was holding a handgun or some type of firearm, Treviño said.

“When officers arrived, along with local area law enforcement agencies, they got there, they assessed everything, they found a male and a female deceased at the establishment from what appeared to be gunshot wounds,” the police chief said.

No other injuries were reported.

Police believe it was a murder-suicide incident that will remain under investigation. Treviño said they are also receiving assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety.