Man, woman found shot to death Saturday in west Paris residence

Paris police and EMSA man and woman were found shot to death Saturday morning at a residence in far west Paris.

Police Chief Bob Hundley said a man called the police station late Saturday morning and said when he went to the 2500 block of West Houston Street he found two people dead, including a woman he went there to check on.

When officers arrived, Hundley said, they found a man and woman, both of whom appeared to have been dead for some time. Both had an apparent gunshot wound, and a firearm was found with the bodies, he said.

Names are being withheld pending next of kin, Hundley said.

An investigation is continuing.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.