SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Police have identified two people killed Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide in Smith County.
Delithro Rodriquez Bell, 41, and and his wife, Mechelle Evette Hall-Bell, 35, were killed in the incident.The couple had been married since Aug. 2008.
About 10:10 a.m., police responded to reports that a woman had been shot by a man at a location in the 23000 block of County Road 244, off of Highway 31 just east of Tyler. The victims were reportedly laying in the middle of the road near a parked car, with a weapon near their bodies.
A witness told deputies they saw Delithro Bell shoot his wife with a shotgun.
The Bells had recently lived in the Jackson Heights area, a few miles from the scene.
Smith County officials believe the shooting was a murder-suicide but are still investigating the crime. Both were dead when officials arrived at the scene.
The bodies will be sent for an autopsy.