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Texarkana, Texas Police have identified Lela Cason, 26, and Daniel Bourg, 31 as the deceased. (Source: Bourg's Facebook profile) Texarkana, Texas Police have identified Lela Cason, 26, and Daniel Bourg, 31 as the deceased. (Source: Bourg's Facebook profile)
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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

Texarkana, Texas Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year. The crime occurred over the weekend, and police say it is a result of domestic violence.

Police say Lela Cason, 26, and Daniel Bourg, 31, were together as a couple for nine years, but that relationship ended on Sunday. The two were found dead inside their home from apparent gunshot wounds.

"Based on the evidence at the scene, Mr. Bourg had, in fact, shot Miss Cason one time, and then turned the gun on himself," says Texarkana Police Sgt. Steve Shelley.

There were four children, ages 10 months to 9 years, inside the home at the time.

The oldest child is being credited with taking the children to safety and calling 911. Police say the 9-year-old apparently witnessed the incident.

"He is a remarkable young man. I hope he is not scarred for life," family member Lu Sepulveda says.

Neighbor Jason Smith says the boy "told me that his father was collecting guns, and he shot his mommy and he shot himself."

Smith says that he and other neighbors are praising the boy's actions.

"I believe myself he is a brave little boy to do all that on his own," Smith says.

Police say the children were taken to child protective services. The bodies of Cason and Bourg have been sent to Dallas for autopsies.

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