BEAR, Del (CBS) — Delaware State Police have identified the man they say shot and killed an elderly husband and wife on the grounds of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday morning. Officials say 29-year-old Sheldon C. Francis shot the couple before getting into a gun battle with police.Delaware County Investigators Zeroing In On Person Of Interest In 32-Year-Old Cold Case Murder Of Tyra Waiters
According to police, an 85-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 86-year-old husband was transported to a local hospital where succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
After Francis ran into the woods, investigators say he was discovered dead from a gunshot wound.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Mayor, Police Commissioner Host Town Hall To Address Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
It remains unclear how Francis was related to the couple.
The identities of the victims are pending notification of next of kin.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Assaulting Bala Cynwyd 7-Eleven Worker
The shooting has officially been ruled a homicide investigation.