Kelly Suckla argued with his estranged wife Kristi Suckla before shooting her at 10 p.m. during his daughter's sweet sixteen birthday party on Saturday, reports The Dallas Morning News.
Kelly Suckla then committed suicide, with a shot to his own head, while standing in the front yard of his home in Grapevine, Texas (video below).
Police officers found Kristi lying by the front door with multiple gunshot wounds to her neck and body. She was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later at the Baylor Medical Center in nearby Waco, Texas, reports WFFA-TV.
Police said that Kristi Suckla had remained friendly with her husband after separating and moving to her parents home about two months ago.