Birmingham Murder Suicide

Two people are dead following what police are calling a murder/suicide in Birmingham's west end community.

Police say a family member came to a home in the 200 block of 22nd Street Southwest and found two people dead suffering from gunshot wounds.

Birmingham police say the victim is 22-year-old Teresa Wright. Detectives say the suspect in this case is Talmadge Owens.

Investigators believe Talmadge shot and killed Wright and then shot himself.

Police report that this was the 35th homicide in 2009. Last year at this time there was 43 homicides.