Murder-suicide in Manatee County under investigation involving a married couple


MANATEE COUNTY, Fl (WWSB) - A murder-suicide is under investigation after a married couple ended up dead in the master suite of their home.

On Saturday evening, around 5:58 p.m. the married couple was arguing in their master suite on the 1000 block of 67th Ave Dr W in Bradenton.

According to a release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, Jeffery Long, 41 and Jennifer Long, 42 were reportedly already experiencing marital problems.

A family friend who lived with them was outside and the couples daughter was in her room. All of a sudden three loud gunshots were heard coming from the master suite.

Deputies say the family friend and the daughter ran into the master suite to find the married couple with gunshot injuries.

They immediately tried to save the couple, but were unable to. EMS arrived and immediately pronounced both dead at the scene, according to the release.

Detectives believe Jeff shot his wife Jennifer, then proceeded to shoot himself. No other details are available at this time.

The investigation continues.

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