Matthew Pfluger is reported to have shot his friend and roommate Connor Shannon multiple times at their home in the 1400 block of Highland Drive at 9.30am on Sunday.
Pfluger then attempted to kill himself with a knife, before walking into the backyard and shooting himself in the head, according to investigators.
A friend of both Pfluger and Shannon discovered their bodies on Sunday morning and alerted police,
Matthew Pfluger (pictured) is reported to have shot his friend and roommate Connor Shannon multiple times at their home
Connor Shannon’s family described him as a guy ‘with a big smile and a bigger heart’
Both men are 24, and currently enrolled at Texas State University. They graduated from Lake Travis High School at the same time in 2013.
They were the only people living at the property and had been renting it for around one year.
In a statement obtained by
They added: ‘The perfect combination of kind, goofy, and intelligent, he was a joy to every person that had the opportunity to spend time with him.
‘He was the life of the party, and every room was brighter when he walked in the door. In his free time, Connor enjoyed watching sports, hunting, fishing, and playing video games.
They said he was happiest when spending time with his family and his dog, Champ.
The family added: ‘Connor never met a person that he didn’t welcome with open arms, and we know that those arms are now wrapped around Jesus.’
An investigation into the murder-suicide is ongoing and have yet to find a motive for the incident. This is the fourth homicide of 2019 and the second murder-suicide incident that San Marcos Police has investigated.
Texas State University student Pfluger, (left), allegedly shot Shannon (right) before taking his own life at a residence where they both lived on Sunday
Conor Shannon’s family shared photos of them together with local news outlet KXAN and said he was happiest spending time with them and his dog Champ
Both men graduated from Lake Travis High School at the same time in 2013 and Shannon (pictured) went on to win a state championship with the school’s football team in 2011
Some of Shannon’s friends told KXAN that Shannon was not confrontational, so they don’t know what would have caused the circumstances of the violent nature of his death.
His friend Erica Gauthier said: ‘Connor was a friend who you can always count on to make you happy, smile, and laugh.
‘He was the light in any room he entered. Just a genuine, sweet, caring soul that you would gravitate to. He will be missed so much.’
During his time at LTHS in 2011, he was a defensive end on the football team that went on to win the state championship for the fifth consecutive year.
Friends also paid tribute to both men on social media and set up a
A friend wrote on
‘You could make anyone laugh and were always such a goofball! You were like a big brother to me, even though I probably annoyed you 95% of the time!I love both of you so much and my prayers go out to both families suffering their loss!.’