Dudley Bernard, 40, is an officer with the United States Customs & Border Protection and on Thanksgiving Day of 2019 he was charged with killing his wife Chauntelle Bernard, 42, in League City, Texas.
Mrs. Bernard also worked for the United States Customs & Border Protection.
The League City Police Department was called to Indigo Harbour Lane on Thanksgiving, where multiple gunshots were fired. When their criminal investigation division arrived, Mr. Bernard was in the front yard of the home and his wife was dead at the front door, according to a statement Friday by the League City Police Department.
KHOU News reports there was a disturbance inside and Mr. Bernard walked out of the family’s back door before returning with a handgun. His wife was shot moments later.
Police said the couple, along with their two young sons, were inside celebrating Thanksgiving with family. The wife was shot multiple times. Officers said Mr. Bernard fully cooperated with them during the arrest.
Mr. Bernard was charged by the district attorney’s office with murder.
The couple were both employed with the government agency since 2008, according to a United States Customs & Border Protection spokeswoman.
Mr. Bernard was an Agriculture Specialist and oversaw the Houston Seaport environment. Mrs. Bernard rose through the ranks to become a supervisor officer in Houston, Texas.