A 60-year-old man found unconscious in a Rockdale Road home with an apparent gunshot wound died Monday at the hospital, Sulphur Springs police investigators said.

He was transported Sunday afternoon from the site of a reported disturbance to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs and later to Parkland Hospital, where he died at 7:53 a.m. Monday, police said.

The woman identified by police as 39-year-old Laura Wyatt was found dead inside the home Sunday. She had an apparent gunshot wound, Sulphur Springs Public Safety Director Jay Sander said.

Police were dispatched shortly after noon Sunday to the residence in the 900 block of Rockdale Road, marking the second time in less than a month officers responded to a disturbance at the location.

Officers arrested Stephen Wyatt Sept. 19, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for allegedly striking the 39-year-old female in the head and chasing her with it late Sept. 18. He was taken to CHRISTUS hospital after allegedly expressing a desire to commit suicide. He was released by medical staff a short while later Sept. 19 and was transported to jail. He was released on bond the next day, police stated.

Police were dispatched at 12:19 p.m. Sunday to the Rockdale Road residence after witnesses outside the home reported hearing a verbal disturbance, then multiple gunshots and silence from inside the home. The special response team was called in. They found the woman dead and the man unconscious, both with apparent gunshot wounds, Sanders said Monday.

The investigation into the deaths is ongoing. Autopsies have been ordered.

A funeral service for the 39-year-old Sulphur Springs woman, identified by the funeral home as Laura Grace Davis, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following at City Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday.

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