Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dad shoots mom in murder-suicide attempt; 3 children were in the home, with 14-year-old calling 911 (Victorville, California)

It's pretty much impossible for one human being to keep up with all the murder-suicides committed by fathers, husbands, and boyfriends. However, this blog does a great job in keeping up with the flood as much as it is possible:

Because of the sheer volume of these cases, I don't post every murder-suicide case I find. However, I do post cases where fathers committed the crime and the children were directly impacted--either as victims of the violence or as victims of psychological violence, as they were here.

What kind of self-centered @$$hole not only shoots a person in cold blood (in this case, the mother of his children) but does so in a home where his own children are present? Utterly disgusting. Did he ever think about the impact on his children, especially as his own son is forced to make the 911 call? Of course not.

In this case, we still have an UNNAMED DAD.

Police investigate attempted murder, suicide
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- Victorville homicide investigators are looking at what they say appears to be an attempted murder and suicide involving an estranged couple.

Deputies were called to a home in the 12000 block of Eleventh Avenue Monday afternoon. A 14-year-old boy called 911 to report his mother had been shot by her husband, who then fled.

The 35-year-old woman survived and was transported by air ambulance with serious face wounds to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

When officers arrived just after 2:30p.m., they found the suspect was in his pickup truck parked in the driveway.

He was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. A handgun and shotgun were found in his truck.

Deputies had been at the home earlier in the day and reported an incident involving both the husband and wife. Investigators say the shooting happened in the victim's home, while three children ages 3,5 and 14 were in a nearby room.

They were unharmed and are being taken care of by a relative.