A California man shot his co-worker over an apparent love triangle. The incident led to a standoff between the police and the shooter, following which he was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
San Mateo police responded to a shooting at a care home Monday and found a 42-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities said the motive appears to be over a relationship. Both the suspect and victim had relations with the former’s wife, CBS owned-and-operated KPIX-TV reported.
Police said within minutes of finding the body of the victim, they tracked the suspected gunman to his home. Crisis negotiators and the regional SWAT team were at the scene and tried to convince the suspect to surrender for hours. However, they later found the 48-year-old man dead. His wife, who was inside the home during the incident, was not injured.
Police said the suspect and victim would be identified by the coroner’s office. Other details about the incident were not made available.
Anyone with information or related security footage was urged to contact Detective Sgt. Lee Violett at (650) 522-7662 or [email protected]
In a murder-suicide incident last month, a man fatally shot his partner before turning the gun on himself in Franklin County, Kentucky. The people were identified as 39-year-old Carmelita Wright and 43-year-old Lorenzo Simpson.
Sheriff’s deputies said they were called to a home on Tamworth Lane, where they discovered the bodies. The couple’s child was in the house when the shooting incident took place but was unharmed.
Simpson shot Wright multiple times before taking his own life, the coroner’s autopsy report said.
“She’s the true victim,” Sheriff Chris Quire said of the girl. “This is something she’s going to have to live with for the rest of her life, and it’s unfortunate,” he added. Quire said the two victims were not married but were living together.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255.
California Murder-Suicide: Man Kills Wife’s Lover Before Shooting Self The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ International Business Times.