Investigation into Two Deaths at 5810 Arncliffe

May 17, 2010 - Houston police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide incident at 14010 Britoak Lane about 4 a.m. on Friday (May 14).

The victim, Thomas Robert Tarver, 43, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound. The suspect, Kelly Edward Allen, 50, of Houston, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and J. Wilson and Senior Police Officer M. Waters reported:

Allen and Mr. Tarver had been friends for many years. At approximately 4 a.m., Allen went to Tarver's residence and forced his way inside by kicking in the front door. Allen then shot and killed Tarver and then turned the gun on himself.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 5-17-10
Inc. #069028410

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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