First responders and law enforcement officials arrive on the scene at a residence on Laurel Lane in Sulphur last Saturday to investigate an apparent murder-suicide. The area is located about two blocks north of Broadway in the western Sulphur city limits.
OSBI Called In To Probe Apparent Murder-Suicide
When Sulphur Police and first responders arrived on the scene of a “shots fired” call last Saturday, they discovered a man lying dead on the ground and his wife by his side, still breathing, but near death, according to Chief David Shores. The woman was taken to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital where she died a short time later.
The two were identified this week as 58-year-old Robert H. Cookmeyer and his 62-year-old wife, Davelyn Cookmeyer.
The two died, authorities said, in an apparent murder-suicide in the front yard of a home at 1401 Laurel Lane in Sulphur about 2:42 p.m. Shores said that home is about 100 yards south of the couple’s residence at 2400 Laurel Lane, a road that loops north from Broadway to Nelson Rd. in the western city limits.
Shores told the Times-Democrat this week that Davelyn Cookmeyer had been dropped off at the couple’s residence about 2:30 p.m. last Saturday, July 6. He said it was not long after that two witnesses observed the couple arguing in their front yard. Then, according to Shores, Robert Cookmeyer was seen chasing his wife south to the residence at 1401 Laure Lane where he shot her in the back of the head then shot himself in the head.
Shores described the weapon in the shooting as a .45 caliber handgun.
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