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Woman murdered in home, suspect dies

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Residents living on Perconte Drive say they are in shock after the woman living just down the street from them was shot to death Sunday night.

"She was a nice lady. She kept to herself," said Jamil Kelly. Kelly lived two doors down from where the shooting occurred.

"I just never heard any indication that there was any violence in the home over there or anything. It was like a shocker," said Kelly.

Austin police believe Terrelle Owens, 38, shot his girlfriend, Adriana Rugina, 29, of Austin, several times before turning the handgun on himself. Rugina was pronounced dead at the scene. Owens was taken to a local hospital where he died four hour later.

Police say Rugina's seven-year old daughter was in the home at the time of her mother's shooting.

Next door neighbors tell FOX 7 the victim's daughter came running out of the house and over to them, telling them her mother was dead. That's when they called 911.

"She (victim's daughter) is holding up but of course very traumatized about what she observed," said Sgt. Brian Miller, with Austin Police Department.

The little girl was not injured, and is staying with her aunt. Police say Rugina and Owens had been dating for the past year until recently.

"There is no history of any type of family violence between the two," said Miller.

Police say domestic violence is on the rise in Austin. Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for Sunday night's shooting.

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