UPDATE: Red Bank Police investigate murder-suicide
RED BANK, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) – Police in Red Bank continue to investigate a double fatal shooting.
According to Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol, police were called to an apartment at 3501 Dayton Boulevard for a welfare check on a woman threatening suicide.
When officers knocked on the door, Chief Christol says the officers heard a gunshot.
The Red Bank SWAT team was called out and entered the home to find two people dead of gunshot wounds.
Investigators say it appears the woman who lived there, 76 year old Rosemary Dehlin, shot 39 year old Gary Hines of Tunnel Hill. Police say the two were on-again, off-again sweethearts.
Neighbors say they were shocked to hear the news.
Christina McCormick lives upstairs from Dehlin. She says, "It's scary for something like that happen right there."
Perry Davis adds, "She's never had trouble, she's been an upstanding citizen and a great neighbor."
Police are treating the investigation as a murder-suicide.
This is the first homicide recorded in the City of Red Bank since 2006.