“Texas Pastor’s Wife Kills Herself in Gun Store Parking Lot”
An extremely sad story coming out of Texas:
A Dallas pastor’s wife shot herself to death this weekend in the parking lot of the gun store where she had just purchased a pistol.
Police didn’t find a note and have ruled the death a suicide.
Though friends and reports said she appeared to be living a fulfilling life, the obituary hinted at hardships she faced. “Harriet’s gift of compassion and empathy caused her to feel deeply for others in pain. She struggled with her own pains and was able to use what she learned to comfort others.”
According to The Dallas Morning News, Dallas police Sgt. Shelley Johnston said police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will investigate to determine whether legal procedures were followed preceding the purchase of the gun.
Andrew Young, ATF spokesman, said these types of incidents can occur even when gun stores follow the law.
“This kind of thing happens, unfortunately,” he said. “It’s really hard on the dealers when someone buys a gun and takes their life with the gun in the parking lot.”