Domestic homicide in Kingston west end

(Dec 5, 2017 - Kingston, ON) An elderly woman and man are deceased in what Kingston Police are classifying as a domestic homicide in Kingston's west end.  On Tuesday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. Kingston Police say they received a 911 call from a male caller, who made mention of a firearm.  

Kingston Police attended the residence on Graceland Avenue and blocked off the surrounding area. During that time, residents were advised to remain inside their homes. The area remained cordoned off for approximately two hours, at which point surrounding residents were permitted to leave the area under escort and Kingston Police's Emergency Response Team made preparations to enter the home.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Kingston Police made safe entry into the home, at which time they found the elderly couple, which Kingston Police believed to be in their 60s or 70s. The female victim, now identified as Glenda Spetz, was pronounced deceased on scene. The male, now identified as Steven Spetz, was found with a gunshot wound and in critical condition. He was treated by Frontenac Paramedics and transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Kingston Police say that a handgun* has been recovered from the scene, and they are continuing the investigation. No other suspects are being sought at this time.

*Note: Kingston Police initially indicated the weapon recovered was a rifle. It was later confirmed to be a handgun.