This story was updated at 4:50 p.m. April 3, 2012.
Police have identified the Capitol Heights man who they believe fatally shot his wife before killing himself early Tuesday morning at their home.
Police responded about 1:16 a.m. to the apparent murder-suicide at a home in the 1000 block of Nyanga Avenue, where the adult niece of Dennis Bernard Mace, 53, who also lived at the home, found Dennis and his wife, Marilyn Yvette Mace, 52, suffering from gunshot wounds, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland and Sgt. Sonya Rorls, county police spokespersons.
Police have not released where on the body each was shot, Copeland said.
Both Dennis and Marilyn Mace were pronounced dead at the scene, Copeland said.
A family member declined to talk during a call to the home Tuesday.
The only Maryland court record listed for Dennis Mace was a divorce granted in January 2011 after proceedings that began in 2009, according to Prince George’s County District Court records. No state court record was listed for Marilyn Mace.
A motive in the shootings was not clear Tuesday, Copeland said. A handgun was recovered from inside the home, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a county police spokesman.