DUNDALK, Md. (WMAR) - A weekend card party in Dundalk turned deadly when police say a man shot his daughter, killed his wife, and committed suicide.
Baltimore County Police say they were called to a home in the 8200 block of Kavanagh Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
A police investigation reveals 51-year-old James Burnham and 47-year-old Terri Ann Burnham, described as husband and wife, went upstairs during the party.
People at the party reported hearing some sort of commotion which prompted their daughter, 25-year-old Shannon Nicklas, to check thing out.
Shortly after, police say the card-playing attendees heard a gunshot. A gun shot that would send Nicklas back to the party suffering from gun shots to her upper body.
The party turned into the night no one had in mind.
Detectives say everyone ran out of the house but not before hearing another shot fired.
Someone called 911. When police arrive Nicklas is rushed to Johns Hopkins Bayview where she is expected to survive. But that would not be the story for Terri Ann --
Police say after a more than two-hour barricade situation, officers made their way into the home where they found the 47-year-old shot several times.
Her body was laying next to her husband's.
Police say James Burnham suffered only one deadly gunshot wound -- a gun shot wound he gave himself. The 51-year-old committed suicide.
Detectives add that James and Terri Ann Burnham had been having domestic disputes for quite some time.
Neighbors tell ABC2 News that they were nice people.
"They pretty much kept to themselves," said Bob Compton. Compton has lived in the community for nearly 50 years.
Although he denied an on-camera interview, he says that he heard the gun shots early this morning.
Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation.
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