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Family of murder-suicide victims speak out

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Carolyn Douglas worked as an Assistant Manager at Home Depot Carolyn Douglas worked as an Assistant Manager at Home Depot

Shreveport Police believe some kind of argument led to an apparent murder-suicide in south Shreveport early Monday morning, but the daughter of the woman killed disagrees.

Police have identified the victims as 49-year-old Carolyn Douglas and her husband, 40-year-old Ryan Douglas. They had reportedly been married about seven years. Family says they had no idea the couple was having problems.

"Every relationship has it's ups and downs, but for it to go to this extent I never saw any signs of this coming. And everyone saying it was an argument, but it was not an argument at all. He just came in and he shot her," said Miranda Evans, Carolyn's daughter.

Police think Ryan Douglas shot his wife several times in one part of the house before going to another room and shooting himself.

Investigators say they got a 911 call Monday morning about a domestic dispute and shots fired at a home in the 800 block of Flournoy Lucas, near Kingston Rd. The call came from inside the home from the couple's daughter.

The SWAT team was called out and entered the home about 6:00 a.m. Inside they found Carolyn Douglas dead in a family room and Ryan Douglas dead in a bedroom. Family says they think if the SWAT team would have moved faster, the outcome could have been different.

"I feel that if they would have come in right then and there like they are trained to do so, my momma would still be alive today," Evans told KSLA News 12.

Ryan and Carolyn Douglas will have separate funeral services in Shreveport. Funeral arrangements for both are pending.


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