Texas man fatally shoots wife, teenager before killing self

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man shot and killed his wife and stepdaughter as they spoke with police late Friday evening. He 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.

Investigators said officers responded following a confrontation between Pinon and a 14-year-old girl in the home. While speaking with officers, the girl accused Pinon of an unrelated crime. 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 said the 13-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition, and no officers were injured.



 
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