Fight Over Lottery Winnings Led to Murder-Suicide: Police

Fort Worth police say a man who won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and then himself after an argument over him not wanting to share the winnings with her.

Authorities said Tuesday that although 48-year-old Laurice Hampton was critically injured from being shot Saturday night, she was able to call 911 to report the shootings by 46-year-old Terry Martin.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports responding officers found the couple inside a bedroom. Martin was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Hampton was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she died a few hours later.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman says the couple had known each other since childhood and had lived together for several years.

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