A man and woman die in a murder-suicide during an altercation at an Altamonte Springs apartment complex


A man and a woman died late Monday in a murder-suicide stemming from an argument in their apartment, the Altamonte Springs Police Department said.

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Police said they were called shortly after 11:30 p.m. to the Villa Del Mar Apartments on Sabal Palm Circle near Palm Springs Drive and East Central Parkway after gunfire was heard.

Investigators said they entered the bedroom where they discovered the unresponsive man and woman with gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“He learned that the male and female adults were fighting, and then gunshots were heard,” Altamonte Springs Police Officer Michelle Montalvo said. “Investigators believe – from the information gathered – that someone was shot, and the shooter then shot himself.”

Detectives said they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and are asking anyone with information about it to contact them at 407-339-2441.

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