MACOMB TWP, Mich. (WJBK) - The Macomb County Sheriff's office said the man who shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself has died a week after the self-inflicted gunshot.
The sheriff's department said the elderly couple was found in their home on August 29th. The woman was found dead in the master bedroom with gunshots to the head, leg, and hand. The man was found in the closet with a gunshot to the head and a gun was found nearby.
The man was rushed to the hospital with his injuries and was undergoing treatment for a week before he died.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office says just before 9 p.m. on August 28th the couple's son, who lives in Florida, called police after getting a strange call from his father. The 78-year-old was slurring his words and also, called 911.
"He was slurring his words to the point that our dispatcher was having a hard time understanding him," said Sgt. Renee Yax, Macomb County Sheriff's Office.
Minutes later, deputies arrived to their home locked but forced themselves in. That was where they found the 69-year-old woman dead and the man barely alive.
They have been identified as Janet and Jessie Nagy and it has been ruled a murder-suicide.
A neighbor says when she saw the man Tuesday morning, he seemed angry.
"He was walking down the street with his fists clenched tight when he was walking up the driveway," she said.
That neighbor says the couple had always been friendly, but says she and other neighbors have noticed quite a change in the elderly man.
"The last two years we've seen some serious declining, mentally."