Sheriff: Man accused of killing wife shot dead by officers

MIDLAND COUNTY -- A man who authorities say stabbed and killed his wife was shot and killed by officers Sunday night.

(Julia Thatcher/CBS 7)

According to Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter, deputies responded to a disturbance in the 2200 block of West County Road 137 at 9:11 p.m.

The disturbance was reported to have involved Juan Garcia Alvarez, 57, and his wife Dolores Marquez Alvarez, 46. The caller stated that Dolores was on a bed not breathing and that her son was performing CPR.

When deputies arrived on scene they found that Dolores had been stabbed and that Juan had left the scene.

EMS arrived and tried to perform CPR on Dolores but she then passed away.

Deputies then began speaking with family members at the home to gather information on the stabbing.

According to Sheriff Painter, additional units were dispatched to the scene when a large crowd of family members arrived and fights began breaking out.

Later that night family called to say that Juan was at the back of the home.

Officers responded to the alley behind the home and encountered Juan with a firearm in his hand.

Sheriff Painter states that Juan refused to put down the gun and instead fired a round at the officers. The officers returned fire and struck Juan, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both Dolores and Juan have now been taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsies.

The Texas Rangers will be investigating the shooting of Juan.