"We'll have a completed picture very soon," Cooper said.
Murder/suicides are not uncommon in the city, but they typically involve a domestic dispute, Cooper said.
Price allegedly entered the residence uninvited in what Cooper termed as a "home-invasion" style entry.
However, there was no evidence of a forced entry at the home, he added.
Officers are familiar with Price and have dealt with him in the past, Cooper said.
Price's criminal records stretches back several years and includes arrests for felony counts of malicious wounding, breaking and entering and receiving/transferring stolen property.
However, Price was never convicted of a felony, and was therefore permitted to own a firearm, Cooper said.
Price was arrested in Oct. 2002, on a charge of malicious wounding. The case was dismissed, according to records available at the Circuit Court Clerk's office.
He was also arrested in Jan. 1997, for breaking and entering. This case was also dismissed, according to the Circuit Court Clerk's records.
The section of Red Oak Street where the shooting occurred is normally a quiet neighborhood, Cooper said. Seldom do officers respond to violent crimes in that portion of Red Oak, he said.However, violent crimes do occur further up Red Oak Street in the 1500 and 1600 blocks, he said.