EAST GRANBY, Conn. (WTNH) — An Avon police sergeant killed his wife and then himself in East Granby.

State police received 911 calls just before 6 p.m. Sunday for the reports of shots fired at a home on Wynding Hills Road in East Granby. Troopers and local officers found Thomas Jacius, 49, and Doreen Jacius, 48, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

According to the medical examiner, Thomas Jacius shot and killed his wife, before shooting himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Avon Police Department confirmed that Thomas was a sergeant and a 24-year veteran of the department.

“We have notified all Avon Police Department members and have enlisted the support of our employee assistant program. Likewise, we are grateful for the assistance from colleagues in police departments across the state of Connecticut. The Avon Police Department is deeply saddened by the events that have transpired and our condolences go out to the families, our friends, and the community,” Avon police said in a press release.

According to the East Granby Library, Doreen was the library’s director. They released a statement on Facebook saying, “The East Granby Public Library staff and Board of Directors are shocked and devastated by the sudden loss of our Director, Doreen Jacius. She was beloved by us and the community. We grieve with the town. More details regarding the Library’s reopening will be forthcoming in the next few days.”

The East Granby Library held a vigil Monday night. People from all over the state came together to mourn and honor the lives of the Jaicus’.

“Our entire community is mourning there are really no words to see how I feel about this, it’s a totally shocking death Doreen loved East Granby she lived here all her life she loved her job at the library she love the people she worked with she was just a pleasure to be with. “

The Town of East Granby and the Avon Police Department Have activated their grief counseling teams, for people to turn to after the vigil.

The Director of Public Policy & Communications at Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Liza Andrews, released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened that two women had their lives taken over the weekend. These are the state’s 8th and 9th intimate partner homicides this year. While we do not know the specific details surrounding these deaths, we want others who are seeing these stories and may be concerned about their own relationships to know that you are not alone. Advocates are available across the state any time you need to talk. Call or text (888) 774-2900 or visit CTSafeConnect.org to get connected.”

The Central District Major Crime Squad continues investigating the case.