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Officials: Husband believed to have fired fatal shots in apparent murder-suicide

Dudley Taylor II and Pamela Taylor (Source: Facebook) Dudley Taylor II and Pamela Taylor (Source: Facebook)
HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Harrison County officials now believe a husband may have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

Dudley Taylor II, 50, and Pamela Taylor, 47, were found dead in their Harrison County home Tuesday evening.. A weapon was located and retrieved from the residence and authorities say both died of gunshot wounds. Preliminary investigation, pending autopsy results, indicates that it was a murder-suicide.

On Thursday, Harrison County Public Information Officer Jay Webb said investigators believe Dudley Taylor may have fired the fatal shots that killed both his wife and himself.

"It appears that the male had the weapon and committed the shooting," said Webb.

Pamela Taylor received multiple gunshot wounds during the incident, while Dudley Taylor only received one.

The bodies were discovered around 6:30 p.m. at 113 Sugar Creek Drive in Scottsville, Texas, in the Sugar Creek subdivision. The discovery was made by a relative of the family, authorities say. Family members had been planning to celebrate her birthday with her Tuesday night, and went by the home to pick them up.  Pam had been a paralegal for past six years for Michael Smith.

"She knew how to do everything. She knew how to tell me how to do anything. You could always rely on her to get things done," Smith said.

Those who knew them best say things seemed normal in recent days. The couple had gone to a Luke Bryan concert together recently, and Dudley had just had a customized bowling ball made for Pam, as that was one of her favorite hobbies.

Smith says the couple had only married three months ago on a trip to Destin after having dated for three years. 

"It comes as a shock. No one saw anything like this coming," Michael Smith added.

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