December 5, 1999 |
A man armed with a shotgun and a rifle killed five of his children Saturday afternoon before fatally shooting himself in the head, authorities reported. Police said that Kao Xiong apparently opened fire on his children shortly after 4 p.m. inside the family's apartment on Fairfield Street. Investigators said that Xiong might have been arguing with his wife sometime before the shooting. She managed to escape injury, along with two other children.
November 25, 1999 |
The investigation of the apparent traffic deaths of a Reno couple has taken a dramatic turn, and authorities now believe that both victims were shot to death in a murder-suicide. Nevada County sheriff's investigators speculate that Roberto and Araceli Gallegos had an argument in their moving car and that, as he drove, Roberto Gallegos shot his pregnant wife several times before turning the handgun on himself.
January 25, 1999 |
A trail of blood led to a man who police believe killed himself after murdering his three young sons and setting their apartment on fire, officials said Sunday. Bloodstains on a nearby chain-link fence and sidewalk marked the path to the body of Vasily Petrovich Losev, 45. He was found in a grassy lot Saturday, police said.
July 13, 1998 |
A tense two-day standoff between a SWAT team and a murder suspect holding his two daughters captive at gunpoint ended late Saturday with all three dead. Carlos Joseph Ramirez, 22, had been holed up in his ex-girlfriend's house since about 6 a.m. Friday, apparently despondent over their troubled relationship. Negotiations were proceeding calmly until shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, when Ramirez became hysterical, police said in a news conference early Sunday.
December 13, 1997 |
A police officer who committed suicide was the most likely suspect in the death of his wife, Santa Clara County sheriff's investigators said Friday. "We have reasonable cause to believe that Tom Harris is responsible for the death of Judith Harris and that he acted alone," Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Angus said at a news conference. The body of Judith Harris, a 48-year-old homemaker from San Jose, was found in the trunk of her car Nov. 9, two days after she was reported missing.
October 4, 1997 |
A Sacramento County man shot and killed his wife and then himself Thursday while their two small children were sleeping, officials said. Sheriff's investigators said 8-year-old Anthony Moreno called 911 after he heard the shots and discovered the bodies of his father, Tony Moreno, 31, and mother, Toni, 26, in the bedroom of their Antelope home. The boy and his 2-year-old sister were unharmed and were placed in the care of relatives.