Wednesday, April 16, 2014
"AVENTURA, FL — A man fatally shot his girlfriend and then killed himself in what police are calling a murder/suicide early Tuesday morning in Aventura.
"The shooting occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. at the Promenade at Aventura townhomes on East Country Club Drive.
"Aventura police said Jonathan Dejman, 39, and Stephanie Mizrachi, 24, of Boca Raton, had been dating for a couple of years, but they were in the process of breaking up.
"Police said the couple had dinner with Mizrachi's family Monday night and came back to his townhome in Aventura.
"At some point, Mizrachi called her sister and said Dejman wouldn't let her leave, police said.
"Dejman shot her three times as she was sitting in her car and then shot himself in the parking lot, police said.
"Jail records show the couple was arrested in a domestic-related incident last year."
"LAS VEGAS, NV — Metro Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide attempt today in Las Vegas.
"At 5:20 p.m., authorities responded to reports of a shooting on the 1000 block of East Oakey Boulevard, near South Tenth Street. A man shot a woman and then shot himself, Metro Lt. David Valenta said.
"Police believe the shooting was related to a domestic dispute, Valenta said, but the relation of the two people was not immediately available.
"Both the man and woman survived the gunshot wounds and have been transported to hospitals in critical condition.
"The shooting is still under investigation."
Source: Las Vegas Sun...
Monday, April 14, 2014
"LAKE CHARLES, LA — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a murder/suicide at a home on Dolphin Drive in south Lake Charles.
"Sheriff Tony Mancuso said at this time, the suspect has been transported to the hospital in grave condition but does still have a pulse. The victim's body was found inside the home.
"Mancuso said while containing the house fire, officials may have seen what looked like an explosive device. Fire crews are working on putting out hotspots from a distance until the Louisiana State Police bomb squad arrives and gives the okay.
"Mancuso said it is too early to say how the victim died, but early witness accounts indicate the suspect shot himself in his front yard after the victim died.
"The identities of the victim and suspect have not yet been released pending notification of kin."
"PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix police officers are investigating a possible murder/suicide in which three children were found unharmed in an apartment with one of the victims, according to a police spokesman.
"Investigators believe a man killed a woman at a west Phoenix apartment complex late Sunday and drove about 10 miles before killing himself, said Officer James Holmes, a Phoenix police spokesman.
"Police received a 911 call at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday from a man who said he killed his wife and that she was in an apartment near 79th Avenue and McDowell Road, Holmes said.
"When officers arrived to the apartment and forced entry, they found a 33-year-old woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Holmes said.
"Officers also located three children, ages 1, 4 and 12, in the apartment but police believe the children were sleeping and did not witness the incident, Holmes said.
"Investigators later developed information that indicated the shooter may be driving a maroon sedan in the area of 15th Avenue and Indian School Road, Holmes said.
"A police helicopter located the vehicle and when ground crews arrived, according to Holmes, they found a 32-year-old man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."
"MESA, AZ — Around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Mesa police responded to a call at Poston Junior High School at Adobe and 25th streets.
"Some neighbors who had arrived at the school to exercise on the premises placed a call to the police after they `noticed a vehicle that appeared suspicious` in the south parking lot, Sgt. Tony Landato said.
"The neighbors had only noticed one man inside who wasn't responding, but Mesa police took over and found an injured, unresponsive female.
"The woman was transported to a hospital but soon pronounced dead there.
"The man was already dead in the vehicle when police arrived.
"Landato said it appears to be a murder/suicide situation, and he could not disclose the nature of the couple's deaths.
"Landato said the department is also working on identifying the two deceased individuals and figuring out their relation to each other. He said they are both adults and don't appear to be related to the school where they were parked."