LAWRENCE, Kan. — “It’s really horrifying and just hard to believe. Everyone is shocked,” said Ken Wallace.
That’s how he reacted Wednesday during an interview with FOX 4 about his neighbor, 67-year-old Larry Hopkins. Hopkins is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his 61-year-old wife, Margaret.
Police say around 8:45 Tuesday morning they got a 911 call about a gunshot being fired at the couple’s home on West Second Terrace. When officers arrived, they say they found Mrs. Hopkins dead from a gunshot wound. Detectives questioned Larry Hopkins extensively on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged Hopkins with the crime on Wednesday.
Ken Wallace said during the 13 years he’s lived in the neighborhood, Mrs. Hopkins had a number of health challenges.