HBPD investigates suicide, attempted homicide

The Holmes Beach Police Department Sept. 19 was investigating the apparent suicide of one person and the attempted homicide of another.

The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 200 block of 83rd Street, according to HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson.

“We had an attempted homicide and a suicide,” Stephenson said. He added that a married couple was involved.

A news release from HBPD Chief Jay Romine stated that his officers had responded to the report of a double shooting.

When they arrived, they found Maya Schon, 66, outside the residence. She had suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Romine said the woman was alert and communicated briefly with officers before being airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

She remained in the hospital Sept. 19.

Inside the residence, HBPD officers found Joseph Schon, 69, in the bedroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Romine’s statement said the man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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