La Vista police investigate murder-suicide at Alpine Village apartments

La Vista police investigate murder-suicide at Alpine Village apartments
World-Herald News Service

A 72-year-old man apparently shot and killed his wife Tuesday night at the Alpine Village apartments before fatally wounding himself, La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten said Wednesday.

The dead were identified as Charlotte J. Weaver, 73, and her husband, Herman J. Weaver.

Police were called to the apartments near 84th and Harrison Streets at 11:15 p.m. after a man told a 911 dispatcher that he had killed his wife. The 911 operator told police that they heard what sounded like a gunshot on the open phone line.

Police found Charlotte Weaver in a bedroom. There were no signs of a struggle, Lausten said.

Herman Weaver was found in the living room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lausten said. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he died.

The incident is being investigated by La Vista police with the aid of the Douglas County Crime Lab.

According to Sarpy County court records, the couple took out a marriage license in 2013.

The last homicide in La Vista occurred on June 26, 2007, Lausten said. Mario D. Alford pleaded no contest to a charge of manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Barquinen Young at the Southfield Apartments near 84th and Harrison Streets.

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