Sheriff’s Office: Names released of two people dead in murder/suicide in Lubbock County

A man and woman are dead following a murder/suicide in East Lubbock County.

 

Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office responded to initial reports of a domestic disturbance just after 8:30 pm. on CR 3460 near Woodrow Road, according to a press release.

Deputies were called to the 16000 block of CR 3460, just north of Slaton, according to LSO media spokesman Lt. Bryan Taylor.

“It was when deputies arrived on scene that they discovered 52-year-old Leslie Covington deceased,” he said, “having sustained a single gunshot wound to the head.”

Monte Covington, 58, was discovered a few feet away also deceased, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

“At the time of this shooting,” Taylor said, “the Covingtons’ children, ages 10, 15 and 18 were within the residence and are not involved with the incident.”

LSO is still investigating the incident just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

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