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Domestic Dispute Ends In Apparent Murder-Suicide

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Murder-suicide mystery. A woman is dead after being shot by a man who then turned the gun on himself.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on what detectives think happened.

Baltimore City Police say this is a domestic violence situation that sadly turned deadly after the man shot the woman in the stomach.

What happened behind the doors of this home on Frisby Street Tuesday night remains under investigation and a shock to neighbors.

“For me to live across the street I think it’s sad,” said neighbor Juan Floyd.

Baltimore City Police say just before 7 p.m. violence erupted inside the home between a man and a woman.

“There is a history of domestic related incidents,” said Anthony Smith, Baltimore City Police.

The violence ultimately turned deadly.

“Investigators believe that this is an incident of murder-suicide where the man shot the female and turned the weapon upon himself,” Smith said.

The gunshots could be heard blocks away.

“I thought I heard some gunshots, I wasn’t sure and then when I seen the police I figured it was gunshots,” a neighbor said.

Police say Alvin Baird, 36, killed Candace Baird, 33, before killing himself. Neighbors say they never noticed any problems.

“I had seen them before but you wouldn’t be able to tell they were going through nothing like that for real,” Floyd said.

When police arrived they found a young boy sitting on a the steps who said a relative was dead. Neighbors say while they are saddened for the victim, they can only imagine the pain endured by the child at the home.

“Traumatized,” said neighbor Simeon Henry.

Police are not saying if the man and woman were married. They urge anyone in an abusive relationship to seek help.

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