Update: Police Arrest Elderly Man for Wife's Death

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 8:21am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:42am

UPDATE-  Eighty-one year old Ervin Maier was arrested for murder after police said they found the body of his 76-year-old wife, Okin Maier. 

The woman was found shot to death inside their home on Fort Worth Street. 

The investigation revealed that Ervin Maier, the victim’s husband, shot the victim, then called the police dispatchers, and told them that he had just shot his wife.

Ervin Maier was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a medical condition and upon his release was booked into the El Paso County Jail. This is the 15th murder of 2012 as compared to 14 during this same time period last year. 

STORY HISTORY:

EL PASO - One woman is dead this morning and a man is in the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, neighbors on their street in shock.

Anthony Parker has lived in this Northeast El Paso neighborhood since 1996, he says it's always been calm and quiet.

But, this morning neighbors woke up to a crime scene here on Ft. Worth St.

"They found an elderly female dead at the scene. As a result of that crimes against persons , crime scene and of course Northeast Patrol are continuing to investigate this," Darrel Petry from El Paso Police said.

But, that's not all a man in the home was found with gunshot wounds.

"Another occupant of the home was transported an area hospital," Petry said.

In the meantime, Parker and other neighbors are left wondering what prompted the violence.

"What happened? Because we normally don't have things like that happening around here," Parker said.

Parker said he's seen the couple who he describes as elderly around the neighborhood and this isn't the first time there's been activity at their home.

"I've seen an ambulance there and several houses because there are some older folks who live in this area, but if it was for that. I don't know," Parker said.

Which lines up with what El Paso Police have confirmed so far, but Parker says although he's sorry this happened he's not worried about his family's safety.

"I still feel pretty good about it because like I said very rarely does anything happen around here, as far as trouble anyway," Parker said.

Police say neighbors shouldn't be worried because they don't believe a suspect is on the loose.
We'll continue to follow this story and keep you updated with the latest.
 

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