The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a probable murder-suicide in Mapleton.

Captain Paul Barta said deputies were sent to a home for a domestic altercation between a husband and wife at about 9:00 p.m. on Friday. While they were still heading to the house, Barta says 57-year-old Timothy Moore told dispatchers that he had shot his wife, 49-year-old Lori Moore.

He said his wife was dead and he intended to take his own life. Both were found dead when police arrived and Barta said the preliminary investigation shows that the deaths are consistent with murder-suicide.