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Police calling fatal Valley shooting murder-suicide

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VALLEY, Ala. -

A husband and wife found shot to death in Valley Tuesday evening is being called a murder-suicide by police.

Deborah Ann Phelps, 43, and Don Phelps, 46, were discovered in their Lafayette Street home around 4 p.m. Investigators said they recovered a handgun from the scene and other evidence that points to the deaths being a murder-suicide.

Police said they were called to the Fairfax community to conduct a welfare check. The Phelps' had not been heard from since Sunday.

Family members gave responding officers permission to forcibly enter the house.

The case is still under investigation.

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