Police identify victim, suspect in east Tulsa murder-suicide
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Tulsa police are investigating a murder-suicide in east Tulsa near East 41st Street and South Garnett Road.
Just after 8 p.m. Friday, Tulsa police responded to reports of a shooting at Tower Crossing Apartments.
When police arrived, they found 32-year-old Louis Lopez Macias dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. In the same bedroom, officers found his estranged wife, 27-year-old Silvia Hernandez, dead from a knife wound.
After investigating, officers found out Louis and Silvia were separated and had three children – nine, seven and two years old. Silvia and the children were staying with family and she had brought the children to the apartment to visit Louis.
Police still aren't sure when Louis killed Silvia. Officers say at some point Louis took the children to stay with other family members, who became worried and checked on the couple at the apartment. That's when they found Louis and Silvia's bodies.
TPD said they responded to an incident involving the couple back in 2018, but there was only an argument and no violence that they were aware of. However, officers tood a shotgun from the apartment at that time, but it is still at the police station and not used in the suicide.
Police say the children are with relatives and have not been interviewed at this time.