A Southern California police officer and his wife were found dead at their home and authorities said Tuesday night they were investigating it as a possible murder-suicide.
Long Beach police said officers were called to the home of the South Gate officer at around 10 p.m. Monday to investigate a possible domestic violence incident. Upon entering the home, officers found Kyle Kurian, 25, and his wife Greta Kurian, 22, with gunshot wounds in their torsos.
Greta Kurian was pronounced dead at the scene, while her husband was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper reported that police believe Kyle Kurian, a rookie South Gate police officer, killed his wife before turning the gun on himself. The investigation was still ongoing.
The couple’s two children were at home during the incident and were placed in the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.