Cromer: Police Believe Husband Shot Wife, Then Himself

3 December 2012, 16:48 | Updated: 3 December 2012, 17:15

Norfolk police investigating the death of a couple who were found shot dead at their home in Roughton near Cromer say they believe the man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The detective leading the investigation into the deaths of a couple in Cromer has confirmed police believe that the woman was shot before the man turned the gun on himself. 


Detective Chief Inspector Andy Guy, commenting on the enquiry said: "While investigations continue into the full circumstances surrounding the couple's deaths, at the moment it is thought that two shots were fired. We believe the first shot led to the death of the woman followed by the second shot which led to the death of the man."


A call concerning the safety of a resident in Compit Hills, Roughton, was received by the Constabulary at approximately 2:50pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 2 December 2012).  Upon arrival, the body of a woman, believed to be Andrea Johnson, aged 44,  was discovered in the front garden of a property whilst the body of man, believed to be Keith Johnson, aged 58, was found in a rear garden close by.  


Formal identification is still due to take place, however, officers can confirm that both of them are thought to have died from gunshot wounds and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.   A firearm has since been recovered from the scene. 


If any local residents have any concerns, they are asked to contact Cromer Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.


Heart's Hannah Griffiths reports from Cromer