DEMING, N.M. (WR) — Police in southern New Mexico say they imagine an 83-year-old fatally shot his spouse earlier than killing himself.

The Deming Headlight studies Gerard McDonough was discovered lifeless early Thursday after he reportedly known as 911 to say he shot his spouse, Diane McDonough.

Officers arrived at their Deming residence and located Gerard and the 69-year-old Diane lifeless.

Police say they discovered two handguns.

The demise of Diane was dominated a murder and the demise of Gerard was suicide.