A Texas man was killed in what police describe as an apparent murder-suicide. The man shot and wounded a woman before the bullet ricocheted off her and hit him in the neck, killing him instantly.
According to a statement released by Dallas police, they spotted "a blood trail and a copious amount of blood in front of an apartment." They responded to a report of a gunshot at an apartment.
The Dallas Police Department stated that no one was in the apartment when police arrived at 11:40 a.m. local time (12:40 p.m. ET).
A short while later, a nearby hospital called the police to inform them that they found a man, Byron Redmon, 26, and an unidentified woman with gunshot wounds. They were in a vehicle outside the hospital.
According to investigators, the woman was shot in the neck, but the bullet "then exited and struck Redmon in the leg."
Bullets often change trajectory slightly when they penetrate a human body as the impact with organs and bones absorbs part of the bullet's energy and can lead it to exit on a slightly altered trajectory.
22 cal ammunition, which several rifles, handguns, and other guns, can use, is known to 'bounce' around the body or have its trajectory significantly altered after striking bone.
Redmon passed away in the hospital. However, the woman's condition is unknown.
Not long after, Facebook user Keyonnah Monae allegedly posted a tribute to Redmon. However, this has not yet been verified.
"You actually hurt me with this one, Byron," read the tribute. "This is still hard for me to believe. I'm only waiting for a notification that you're going live so we can laugh together again. I know that you don't mean this, cousin!"
According to the police, the investigation is ongoing.