Texas Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Teenager Before Killing Self
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has shot and killed his wife and stepdaughter as they spoke with police and then wounded another stepdaughter before killing himself.
McAllen police said in a statement Saturday that 30-year-old Cruz Orlando Pinon was found dead inside a home after firing on his family as well as officers late Friday evening.
Investigators say officers responded following a confrontation between Pinon and a 14-year-old girl in the home. The girl while speaking with officers accused Pinon of an unrelated crime and Pinon then began firing on them.
Authorities say 42-year-old Santos Berenice Garcia was killed along with her 16-year-old daughter.
Pinon retreated into the home where he shot and wounded his 13-year-old stepdaughter before shooting himself. Police say the 13-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition.
No officers were injured.