Police identify Bristol couple killed in murder-suicide

Published: Sep. 5, 2018 at 5:29 PM EDT
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Virginia police identified a man and woman who were killed in a murder-suicide on Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the home of Travis and Jessica Hickman on Vance Street at around 7:30 a.m. to check on a domestic situation, CBS affiliate WJHL reported.

Upon arrival at the house, officers found Jessica Hickman slumped over the driver's side of a car with a gunshot wound to the head. Officials pronounced her dead at the scene.

Travis was in the passenger's seat and was armed with a handgun, police said.

Hickman shot himself when police ordered him to drop his weapon.

He was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Witnesses told police that Travis shot Jessica, and police confirmed that the couple had been recently separated.