Sheriff: Woman killed, husband shot in head in home

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Macomb County Sheriff

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting in which an elderly woman was killed and her husband was shot in the head late Tuesday in the bedroom they shared.

Authorities said the man and the woman are the only occupants of the home on Mackenzie in Macomb Township and there were no signs of forced entry or theft. 

Deputies were alerted just before 9 p.m. when the Macomb County Sheriff's Office got a call from a Florida man, who was concerned after talking to his father and found him slurring his speech.

Deputy sheriffs went to the home to conduct a welfare check. They were unable to reach anyone and had to force entry.

Once inside, they found the woman dead in the master bedroom, having been shot in her head, leg and hand. 

The man was found in the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to his head. Medics transported him to an area hospital.

Police are withholding the victim's identity and age until a formal identification is made.