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.
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.
August 23, 1997 |
A former employee killed his estranged girlfriend and took his own life Friday at a Silicon Valley high-tech company, police said. The double shooting occurred at NEC Electronics after the man showed up at the company and took the woman into a conference room. Police evacuated the building and got into the conference room through the ceiling to find the two people dead. The gunman was identified only as a 34-year-old who once worked for the company. The woman was not immediately identified.
February 17, 1997 |
An 83-year-old man shot and killed his 82-year-old wife inside a hospital here Sunday and then turned the gun on himself, officials said. The bizarre double shooting happened at Laurel Grove Hospital in Castro Valley, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's officials found both the man and woman slumped in wheelchairs. She was a patient at Laurel Grove, a rehabilitation center where she was being treated for a hip condition.