Coroner: Elderly Pa. man fatally shoots self, wife

February 6, 2013 7:14:02 AM PST
Authorities in York County say an 85-year-old man fatally shot his wife as she lay in bed before killing himself.

Investigators say the murder-suicide happened sometime Tuesday at a home in Washington Township.

Officials with the York County Coroner's Office say 85-year-old Sherman Brown shot 84-year-old Jeanette Brown one time in the head. The man then sat in a bedroom chair and shot himself in the head with the rifle.

Police were called to the home around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley says Brown did not leave a note, but that he had been caring for his wife, who had health issues.