A Customs and Border Protection officer is accused of fatally shooting his wife, a CBP supervisor, in their Texas home on Thanksgiving night.
Dudley Bernard, 40, has been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Chauntelle Bernard, which took place while their two young sons were in the League City home.
Officers were called to the scene at about 11 p.m. on Thursday after there was a disturbance that involved “multiple gunshots.” Chauntelle Bernard, who was 42, was found dead at the front door.
Dudley Bernard was taken into custody in the front yard without incident, according to the League City Police Department.
A CBP spokesperson said in a statement that both of them had been with the agency since 2008.
Chauntelle Bernard worked her way up to become a supervisory CBP officer, according to the agency. Dudley Bernard was involved in “CBP agriculture operations” in the Houston Seaport environment.
“No words can express the sense of loss SCBPO Bernard’s death brings to her colleagues and friends in CBP,” the statement read.
Dudley Bernard is being held in the Galveston County jail. Bond was set at $200,000, according to cops.
League City, with a population of about 100,000, is located in Galveston County and is a short drive from Houston. An investigation is ongoing.