DAILYKENN.com -- An elderly couple were shot dead in a Delaware veterans' cemetery.
"Paul Charles Marino, age 86, and Lidia Inglese Marino, age 85, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly," their obituary read.
Lidia died at the scene.
Her husband died after being transported to a local hospital.
Accused of the crime is 29-year-old Sheldon C. Francis.
Reports say Francis was killed after a gun battle with police.
It is not known if the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or from a police-inflicted gunshot wound.
The crime occurred at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Delaware.
According to nbcphiladelphia.com:
The shooting prompted scores of officers to speed into the cemetery along the 2000 block of Chesapeake City Road.
Officers chased Francis as he fled into a wooded area, where he and police exchanged gunfire around noon. Images of the scene from SkyForce10 showed police responding with guns drawn, including a group of troopers crouched behind a divider on a highway.
Police issued a temporary shelter-in-place order for the area while some homes around the Brennen Estates neighborhood, which is adjacent to the cemetery, were evacuated as the manhunt carried on.
Police found Francis in the neighborhood around 4 p.m., dead from a gunshot wound. It was unclear if he died from a self-inflicted gunshot or from police gunfire.The state police homicide unit is still investigating the case.
According to legacy.com:
Mrs. Marino was a homemaker and seamstress and enjoyed needlepoint and cooking.
Mr. Marino was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the printing industry as a lithograph printer. An accomplished photographer, he enjoyed painting, woodburning, playing the guitar, and playing the Lotto.
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