Neighbors Shocked By Murder-Suicide of Sergeant

Neighbors Shocked By Murder-Suicide of Sergeant

by Justin Kree

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - It was a normal Monday night for neighbors on Crenshaw Drive in Midland when word got out that 34 year-old Midland Police Sergeant Chad Simpson was dead in his home. His wife, Sandra Simpson was also shot and was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Neighbors tell NewsWest 9, they're in disbelief.

"We're just concerned about the neighborhood because we never expected anything like this to happen," Neighbor, Linda Sanchez, said.

Neighbors say the couple would walk their dogs and play with their children outside and they never saw any problems.

"He was a cool guy. I talked to him a couple times when he walks his dog or takes his kids out to the park over there. He seemed pretty cool. I wasn't really sure what was going on," Neighbor, Albert Sanez, said.

The home is decorated for the holidays. Whatever went wrong between the couple may always be a mystery.

"I'm in shock. I knew them as a very good couple. Very happy couple. I could not see anything coming like this." a neighbor who didn't want to be identified said.

Neighbors say they're upset because this happened so close to Christmas. What's even more shocking to them is that the couple had two twin toddlers.

"The police officer asked if we had some socks because I guess they didn't have any socks. So I gave them two pairs and some blankets," Sanchez said.

"Being kids right now, I just wish the best for them. I don't know what's going through their heads. Just pray for them throughout the holidays," Neighbor, Paul Cadena, said.

Neighbors tell NewsWest 9 that the family had dogs. There is no word as to where the family pets will go.