UPDATE: Missing woman sought, husband found with gunshot wound

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Deputies are searching for a missing Bossier woman after her husband allegedly shot himself when law officials made contact.

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s deputies began a search for Ann Bond, 46, Thursday morning after she failed to show up for work and deputies made a welfare visit to her home in the 1000 block of Wemple Road. The deputy found her car in the garage and what appeared to be drops of blood in the driveway, but could not located Ann Bond.

The BSO reports that Robert Bond was found by deputies in Gautier, Miss. shortly after midnight Friday. As  law enforcement closed in on him, he allegedly shot himself.

He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital. He is listed in serious condition.

Officials believe that Robert was headed to Florida as he was found at a rest stop just off Interstate-10.

Bond’s was found after a second degree murder arrest warrant was issued in the death of Ann Bond.

Earlier Thursday, a detective contacted Richard Bond, who allegedly agreed to help in the search for his estranged wife, but failed to do so.

The BSO said in a press release that physical evidence at the house and witness statements led Bossier Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators and detectives to issue the second degree murder warrant.

“We are deeply saddened by this case. Our prayers go out to the family involved,” said Sheriff Julian Whittington.

Law enforcement will continue their search for Annie Bond and is asking the public to come forth with anything that may help this case.

“At this point, we have no confirmation that she has been located,” said Whittington. “We are certainly checking areas and properties that he is known to frequent — deer camps, property in Webster Parish.”

Bossier investigators are in Mississippi and investigators there and in and Webster parish are cooperating with Bossier detectives.

“We’ve heard a lot of things over the past 24 hours and are investigating all leads,” Whittington said.

More information will be released as it becomes available.