Gilroy Police found a San Jose Police sergeant and his wife dead from a suspected murder-suicide in their Gilroy home on Sunday evening, according to multiple reports.
Officers checked on the Rodeo Drive home of Sgt. Christopher Shame, 51, about 9:40 p.m. after relatives and friends could not reach him or his wife, Lynn Shimek, 43, according to Gilroy Police reports and the San Jose Mercury News.
Police found the couple dead, with Christopher Shimek suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police reports. No one else was home, and police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide, according to reports. The couple has two sons, ages 13 and 19, according to San Jose Police.
Updated 12:40 p.m.
In the neighborhood, nearby residents remembered Christopher as a guy who walked his German Shepherd every morning and always said hello.
“This is the last thing I would ever expect,” said a woman who was running past the Rodeo Drive home. She declined to give her name.
On Sprig Way another neighbor, who declined to give his name, said he last saw Christopher two days ago and called him "always very happy."
Update 4:45 p.m.
Gilroy Police have officially named Lynn Shimek as the victim of the shooting. The department held off on naming her in order to notify next of kin.
In addition, Gilroy police records show that officers in 2007 responded to a call that Christopher Shimek hit his stepson "in a rage."According to police, Lynn Shimek asked that an officer speak with her and a child but did not want further action. The event was noted on a field interview card and in the computer-aided dispatch system, according to Gilroy police.