A 57-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after his wife was found dead inside their Burlington home.
Emergency crews were called to a residence on 2 Side Road, between Cedar Springs Road and Guelph Line, around 3 p.m. for a report of a shooting.
When officers arrived, they found a woman with “traumatic injuries.” She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Laura Grant, of Burlington.
A man, who police now say is the victim’s husband, was promptly taken into custody by investigators at the scene.
Burlington-resident Kenneth Soederhuysen has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the incident.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
According to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Grant was a dispatcher with the Mississauga Ambulance Communications Centre.
In a tweet, the union said that Grant’s death has shocked the dispatch community.
“Laura Grant was a caring, passionate individual and respected Mississauga Ambulance Communications Officer,” the union said. “The loss will be deeply felt for some time.”
In a message posted to social media, the mayor of Burlington said that flags will be lowered at city hall in recognition of Grant’s service.