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Beech Grove Police investigate murder-suicide

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-05 15:17:35-05

BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- Beech Grove Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Friday evening. 

Police were dispatched to South 5th Avenue around 4:41 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man and woman dead inside the home. Both had been shot in the head. 

Police identified them as Shane Williams, 49, and Melissa Beckner, 44

According to a press release from the Beech Grove Police Department, preliminary evidence shows that Williams shot Beckner and then himself. 

Police said the two had been in a relationship for approximately four years and that over the last six months, their relationship was ending. 

The Beech Grove Police Department had never previously responded to calls of domestic violence or harassment involving Beckner and Williams. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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