State Police say a man is in custody after a woman was shot to death inside a Gladwin County home over the weekend.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post were dispatched shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, October 19 to the 1500 block of E. Long Point Rd. in Hay Township for a report of a domestic dispute with shots fired. Police say they learned three children inside the home heard their mother and father arguing and then gunshots.

The children fled to a neighbor’s house and 911 was called. Upon the arrival of troopers, the suspect refused to come out of the house.

The state police emergency support team was activated and responded to the scene. The suspect came out of the house and surrendered to law enforcement about 5 hours later, around 9:30 Saturday morning.

Troopers located 37-year-old Christina Kay Herren inside the home. Police said she died from a gunshot wound.

The 39-year-old suspect was lodged in the Gladwin County Jail for homicide. The case remains under investigation.