WHEELING, Ill. — Police in Wheeling say a man and a woman found shot to death in the roadway of a residential neighborhood was the result of a murder-suicide. 

The Daily Herald reported that officers responded to a 911 call just before 5 a.m. Sunday and found the bodies near Lakeview Drive and Buffalo Grove Road. 

Authorities also recovered a gun at the scene. 

On Monday, the newspaper reported that Travis Stephens, 37, of Wheeling, fatally shot Ajah Barnes, 26, of Gurnee and then turned the gun on himself. Both were active members of the US Navy, assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes.

Stephens and Barnes were romantically involved.

A man who says he was the dead man’s roommate told police the couple was arguing before the shooting. Police confirmed that detail, adding that the verbal altercation involved smashing the windows on one another’s car before the shooting.