Man Suspected of Shooting Wife Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 9:13 am
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY - A man who fatally shot a woman Wednesday night in northeast Oklahoma City has died in the hospital, police said.

Police were called to a home on N.E. 67th Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday where they found 38-year-old Candace Vivian killed by multiple gunshot wounds.

According to police, 36-year-old Billy Vivian, Candace's husband, and Candace were in an argument when the shooting occurred. Billy then fled the scene in the couple's vehicle.

At about 11:35 p.m. police found the vehicle parked near N.E. 63rd Street and Air Depot Road. Billy Vivian was found inside the vehicle with what police said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Billy Vivian was transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition. He died Thursday.

A 13-year-old boy inside the home made the call and police said they think Candace Vivian is his mother. The boy and another child, 10, were in the home when police arrived. They had to let police in because the windows were barred, officers said.

"The children have been transported to the homicide office, they are at this time being questioned with family and by homicide detectives," Oklahoma City Department Captain D. Nelson said.