Two dead after murder/suicide in Sikeston

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Police say a husband and wife are dead after a murder-suicide in Sikeston Friday afternoon.

Investigators say 34-year-old Solomon Moroney Hill shot and killed his wife, 30-year-old Kristie Hill, before killing himself.

Sgt. Jim McMillen with Sikeston DPS says it appears some sort of domestic argument sparked the shooting at 1805 Indiana Ave.  He says the couple had recently separated.

When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old Kristie Lyn Hill dead in the hallway with multiple gunshot wounds.

"It appears to be some type of domestic issue, domestic argument that just got out of hand," said McMillen.

Neighbors heard gunshots about 4:30 in the afternoon.

"We was out in our pool and then we heard some popping sounds, but we didn't pay no attention to it, you know," said neighbor Donald Jackman. "And then we heard a car door slam and leave and that was it.  We come outside and cops were out here."

Witnesses at a business across the street saw Hill's SUV leave the scene.

Police say Solomon Hill abandoned the vehicle at a convenience store just a block away.

"Of course we were absolutely very concerned of suicide by cop or things of that nature that, we don't know what's going to happen," Sgt. McMillen said.

Officers later found the man dead in a motel with a single gunshot wound.

The couple did have a six-year-old son, but police say he was not home at the time of the shooting.

Friends of Kristie Hill say she will be missed.

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