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3:35 p.m. JUNE 10: San Marcos police have identified the couple killed in yesterday’s apparent murder-suicide as Joyce Chamness, 85, and Ben Chamness, 87, both San Marcos residents.


11:07 a.m. JUNE 9: The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a shooting at Central Texas Medical Center Tuesday morning, June 9 that left a husband and wife dead in the wife’s patient room.

Police officers were not involved in the shooting, are not looking for a suspect and believe there is no ongoing threat to the public, city spokesperson Trey Hatt said.

Police were called to the hospital at 7:49 a.m. when the victims’ daughter found them both shot in her mother’s hospital room.

The man and woman, aged 87 and 85, respectively, were declared dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado, who ordered autopsies be performed at Central Texas Autopsy.

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