The individual charged with the homicide of his wife has been identified as James Paul Anderson.
James Paul Anderson was employed in the special education sector of a school district in the Houston area.
According to the authorities of the Cleveland Independent School District, Anderson served as the Chair of the Special Education Department at Santa Fe Middle School.
Following the revelation of the incident, James Paul Anderson was placed on administrative leave.
Anderson is now facing a murder charge in connection with his wife’s tragic demise.
During his court appearance on Monday, a bond of $300,000 was set. He is scheduled for another court appearance on Tuesday morning.
Anderson, 37, is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife on Sunday at a home on Vista Ridge Drive, which is in a neighborhood just south of Northpark Drive between Woodland Hills Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway.
The initial call came in as a domestic violence situation around 5 p.m., police said. Police said the victim made the call and told the 911 operator that her husband was threatening to shoot her. The operator then reported hearing a gunshot.
Upon arriving at the residence, officers discovered the victim’s lifeless body.
Anderson, however, had barricaded himself inside the house and was uncooperative. It was reported that their 3-year-old son was initially inside the house but managed to get out.
He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. It’s unclear what injuries he sustained.
HPD officials said SWAT members and hostage negotiators tried for hours to get Anderson to come out peacefully. At about 9:45 p.m., officials said he finally came out of the house and surrendered.
His wife was found dead inside the home.
Authorities said they’re not sure what sparked the incident on Sunday, but there were previous reports of domestic issues at the house and the couple was possibly going through a divorce.