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BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Orchard Beach area of Baltimore, Md.

Officers were called to the 8000 block of High Point Road in Baltimore at approximately 2:19 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a shooting, police say.

Upon arrival, were informed a female had been shot and a suspect in the residence with her. Shortly after, officers observed the male suspect inside the residence and heard a gunshot.

Police entered the residence and found a female with an apparent gunshot wound to her upper body lying at the bottom of the basement steps, according to officials. A male was located seated in a room now the front door with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper body. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation revealed that the suspect, 67-year-old Charles Benton White, and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Elizabeth Leigh Thorpe, got into an argument, police say. White retrieved a long gun and shot Thorpe before turning the gun on himself.

This incident was a domestic related homicide and not a random act of violence.

As the investigation continues we urge anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective Jack Hartzell of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3460 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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