Houston woman, ex-boyfriend dead in apparent murder-suicide

Houston police say a woman and her ex-boyfriend are dead after a shooting they believe was a murder-suicide.

The shooting was reported around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in an apartment in the 3900 block of Woodchase Drive. According to police, officers responded to the scene and met with a man who lives at the complex with his niece, 32-year-old Ja'Dee Annette Turner.

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Police say the uncle reported that he stepped out of the apartment after getting a call from his niece’s ex-boyfriend, Milton Wayne Cole, 40, who told him to meet him at the gate because he had some money for him.

While the uncle went to meet him, police say Cole hid in a car and entered the apartment unbeknownst to the uncle. Cole was said to have shot Turner while she slept and then shot himself.

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When the uncle returned to the apartment, police say he went to his niece’s room and found her with a gunshot wound to the head. Police say he also found the suspect with a gunshot wound.

Houston police investigate a deadly shooting on Woodchase Drive.

According to HPD, the shootings are believed to be a murder-suicide at this point, but an investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened.

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Police say the uncle reported that his niece and Cole had broken up a few weeks ago.

"According to the reportee, they had been broken up for a couple of weeks now, but he didn't see this coming at any time so there was no reason to believe that he was coming here to do this," said HPD Lt. Ignacio Izaguirre.