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A Grand Prairie man was in custody Friday after he walked into a police station and told authorities he had shot his wife, police said.
Police found his wife shot to death Thursday night in their Grand Prairie home.
Authorities identified the suspect as Gary Moore, 47.
His wife has been identified as Elizabeth Moore, 60, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office website. A ruling on her death is pending an autopsy.
She had just turned 60 on Valentine’s Day, according to the medical examiner’s website.
Gary Moore surrendered to police shortly after officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 5900 block of Lorenzo Drive about 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
There they found the body of a woman later identified as Elizabeth Moore. She had died from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.
A short time later, Gary Moore walked in the Grand Prairie Public Safety Building and told officers he intentionally shot his wife. He was arrested without incident and is expected to be charged with murder related to family violence, Grand Prairie police said in a news release.
“It’s surprising because I never saw them fighting,” said John Ross, the Moore’s neighbor, in a Friday telephone interview, referring to the fatal shooting. “But I do live across the street.”
Ross said he had never seen police at the Moore’s home on a regular basis.
“I talked to him(Gary Moore) more often,” Ross said. “I believe had a small feud with a neighbor about parking, but I didn’t know of any other problems.”
That neighbor could not be reached Friday.
Grand Prairie police did not release any information on what prompted the family violence.
Gary Moore who was in the Grand Prairie Jail in lieu of $750,000 bond faces a charge of murder.