NEW: Martin sheriff releases 911 audio from murder-suicide

A Martin County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher urged a woman to find a safe place moments before the woman was killed in a murder-suicide last month, according a 911 recording. 

The sheriff’s office released the 911 recording Wednesday from the night of April 27, when investigators said Paul Le Poullouin shot and killed his wife, Claudia, then took his own life in the couple’s southern Martin County home on Southeast Merritt Way.

The 911 call begins with  Claudia Le Poullouin telling the dispatcher her husband had pulled a gun and wanted to kill her.

“Does he still have the gun? Can you get into a different room?” the dispatcher asked. 

About 20 seconds into the call, gunfire could be heard, followed by abrupt silence. 

Claudia Le Poullouin lay gravely wounded for nearly 14 minutes as deputies and paramedics rushed to the couple’s home, just north of the Jupiter border.


Deputies arriving at the scene attempted CPR, but both Claudia and Paul Le Poullouin later died at a hospital. 

Neighbors speaking the day after the shooting told The Palm Beach Post that they never saw any signs of trouble between the couple. 

Paul was an American Airlines pilot who owned several handguns, said one neighbor, Sam Talluto. 

Another neighbor, Mark Smith, described Paul as  a “great guy” and Claudia as “friendly as ever” 

The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that there had it had not responded to any incidents at the couple’s home prior to the shooting in the past year.

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