Murder-Suicide

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/Homicide Unit
Forensic Science Division

Shawna Katz (Victim - Deceased)            
DOB: 10/07/1978
Address: 1540 Huntleigh Court, Oldsmar

John Katz (Deceased)
DOB: 06/04/1967
Address: 1540 Huntleigh Court, Oldsmar

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating an apparent murder-suicide shooting involving an adult male and adult female in unincorporated Oldsmar.

When:
Deputies received the call at about 12:57 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Where:
The incident occurred at a residence located at 1540 Huntleigh Court in unincorporated Oldsmar.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating an apparent murder-suicide shooting involving an adult male and adult female, who were husband and wife.

On September 21, 2020 at approximately 12:57 p.m., deputies responded to 1540 Huntleigh Court in Oldsmar, after receiving a complaint that a gunshot was heard at the location earlier that morning.

Once deputies arrived on-scene, they entered the home due to suspicious circumstances.

Detectives say deputies discovered 41-year-old Shawna Katz deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies also found 53-year-old John Katz deceased in the same room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives believe John Katz shot Shawna Katz and then took his own life.  

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Monday, September 21, 2020 7:04:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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