Police investigating murder-suicide in Columbia

Howard County police are investigating a murder-suicide in Columbia that was discovered Sunday night. Detectives believe Kyle Hartlieb, 31, shot his wife Alleen, also 31, and then himself.

Police responded to a residence in the 8400 block of Oak Bush Terrace to check on the couple’s welfare after a relative reported that they had missed a Sunday gathering and that their car was still parked out front. Police attempted to make contact with the couple before forcing entry into the home and discovering both dead from single gunshot wounds. A handgun was located near Kyle Hartlieb. No one else was in the residence.


A neighbor reported to police that she heard gunshots at around 3 a.m. on Sunday. The couple was last seen alive Saturday night.

A motive for the shooting is unknown. There are no indications that anyone else was involved in the incident.


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