Detective ‘shot by wife in murder-suicide’ hours after haunting Facebook post

A detective was shot dead by his wife in a suspected murder-suicide, police say.

Timothy Francis, 50, is believed to have been killed by Christina Francis, 41, before she turned the gun on herself in Maryland, US.

Their bodies were reportedly discovered on Friday evening by her dad.

Just hours before the shooting she is said to have shared a video of their wedding day on Facebook.

In the post, she said the day “meant everything to me” and lamented “petty s*** you believed was a mistake”, the Sun reports.

She added: "I love you and what we had together…YOU AND I BELONGED TOGETHER AND ALWAYS.”

She said the couple had six years "of experience" but claimed the marriage wasn't put together for a "great" reason.

And she shared a picture of their two kids, who she described as her "pride and joy".

Det Francis worked for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. for 20 years.

The department said he was “tragically shot and killed in a domestic-related homicide yesterday”.

In a tweet, it added: “The suspect was also found deceased & @CCSOMD is currently investigating this case.

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“Det. Francis had 20 years of service. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family & loved ones.”

He had followed in the footsteps of his dad who served in the same department for nearly 45 years, according to the New York Post.

Police chief Peter Newsham said: “Mourning the tragic loss of our colleague and friend is extremely difficult.

“Detective Francis spent two decades protecting the community from violence, and to learn that he was the victim of a homicide is heartbreaking.”

The Sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation had found her dad had been trying to contact her throughout the day.

After not hearing from her or her husband he visited their home and found the bodies, it added.

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