Bishop Police Department press release
BPD is offering the following update as it attempts to strike the appropriate balance between public notification and compassion for the decedents’ family and friends:
The decedents have been identified as Dan and Dee Dean, a married couple who resided in Bishop for many years. The couple was experiencing marital problems with divorce papers having been recently served.
The investigation revealed that Mr. Dean intentionally shot Mrs. Dean and then took his own life. This was a planned event with no evidence of a protracted struggle.
BPD urges folks to continue the kind and supportive thoughts to help those affected by this tragedy.
Chief Ted Stec
The Bishop Police Department responded to the 400 block of
Hammond St. Tuesday regarding two deceased people found inside their residence.
The preliminary investigation tends to show a
strained relationship between husband and wife that, sadly, ended in tragedy.
To maintain the integrity of the on-going investigation and
with the utmost respect for the decedents’ family, the BPD will cautiously release additional details as the investigation moves forward.
The area is safe; this incident appears to be isolated.
If anyone has information about the incident, please
telephone BPD: (760) 873-5866.