GRANITE CITY, Illinois – Police are investigating after a man shot his wife before killing himself in Granite City early Thursday.
Police said they responded to a call in the 2500 block of Jerden Avenue around 1 a.m. and found 50-year-old Patricia Howell lying in the street with two gunshot wounds.
She was transported to St. Louis University Hospital, where she remains in stable condition.
Officers at the scene said the husband, identified as 62-year-old Troy Howell, went inside the home 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.