DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Detectives have identified two women and a man found shot to death inside an apartment complex in Dallas following a SWAT standoff Sunday evening.

The female victims are Marietta Julieze Matthews, 26, and her mother Tamiko Geniece Merriwether, 55. Police said Matthews was in a relationship with the deceased male identified as Nathan Rashad James, 24. They lived together at the apartment.

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Police said James killed the two women before turning the gun on himself.

They responded to the scene of the murder suicide at around 4:30 p.m. at a complex in the 9800 block of Summerwood Circle.

According to police, James fired shots at arriving officers and struck at least one squad car. Officers called SWAT and a standoff ensued.

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Police said SWAT eventually made entry at around 7 p.m. after attempts at getting the suspect to surrender. That’s when the bodies were found.

Police said officers did not discharge their weapons during the incident. No officers were injured.


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CBSDFW.com Staff