According to Norton police, 49-year-old John Thacker came home Sunday night and found out he was locked out of his house. After fighting with his wife, he went to his neighbors house and pointed a gun at the neighbor demanding their cellphone.

After he got the cellphone he went back to his house and shot his wife's German Sheppard.

Then Thacker broke into the back door of their house and choked his wife.

After that, Thacker shot himself in the head. He was transported to Norton Community Hospital, then to the Bristol Hospital by Med Flight.