GRANITE CITY, Illinois – Police are investigating after a man shot his wife before killing himself in Granite City early Thursday.
Police said 50-year-old Patricia Howell called police to her home in the 2500 block of Jerden Avenue around 1 a.m. after being shot twice by her husband.
She was transported to St. Louis University Hospital, where she remains in stable condition.
Officers said the husband, identified as 62-year-old Troy Howell, went inside the house after the shooting and shot himself. He was pronounced dead around 5 a.m.
Authorities said Troy Howell had been served a summons on Wednesday to appear in court about a protection order Patricia petitioned for. That order had yet to be filed.