GROVER, N.C. -- A husband and wife are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Cleveland County.
Deputies were called to North Main Street in Grover just after 10 p.m. Saturday night.
Sheriff Alan Norman says when a deputy arrived at the scene he saw 60-year-old Dennis Moss shoot his wife, 39-year-old Dawn Moss.
Norman says the deputy returned fire in an effort to protect the woman, but did not hit Moss.
The husband then led authorities on a short car chase. A second deputy attempted to stop Moss. He later turned the gun on himself.
Dennis Moss was pronounced dead at the scene, his wife later died at the hospital.
The couple leaves behind two children.