Husband allegedly shoots and kills wife before turning gun on himself


Officers with the Cumberland Police Department said a 78-year-old husband shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself on Sunday.

Authorities said the incident happened around 10 o’clock Sunday morning on the 1900 block of Frederick Street.

When officers arrived, they said 76-year-old Sheila Frech was found dead in her bed next to her husband Clarence Frech Jr., who had multiple gunshot wounds in his abdomen. Officers said he was unresponsive but still breathing.

He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

After speaking with family members and looking over notes Clarence left behind, officers said he shot his wife twice in the chest and then shot himself twice in the abdomen.

The incident is still under investigation by the Cumberland Police Department.

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