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Police: Husband-wife shooting may have been murder-suicide

July 30, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - A shooting that claimed the lives of a husband and wife in the 2600 block of Everly Drive in Worman's Mill may have been a murder/suicide, Frederick City Police said Monday.

The couple, Julio Falcon, 44, and Tina Marie Falcon, 41, were found by their daughters lying in their kitchen at 9:46 a.m. Sunday, police said. Both had been shot in the head with a .38-caliber handgun, police said. Two bullets had been fired from the weapon, police said.

Julio Falcon died at the scene and Tina Falcon died at Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m., a nursing supervisor said Sunday.

Autopsies will be conducted on the couple to determine the direction the bullets traveled and whether any gunpowder residue was present, police said.

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