Police: Man Killed Son, Himself During Standoff

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a Fountain man shot and killed his 2-year-old son and himself after wounding his girlfriend and holding off police for six hours.

The Gazette reports that police in the city south of Colorado Springs said Wednesday that Gammall Perez and his son, Gavin, each died of a single gunshot wound Monday night. Shannon Paolini remained in critical condition.

Paolini is a financial services specialist at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Police say she was shot when she fled the house she shared with Perez. Officers say they responded to a domestic disturbance call, but backed off when Perez threatened to kill his family.

The standoff started when Paolini ran outside and was gunned down.

Perez and the toddler were found dead when police entered the house. A bedroom had been doused in gasoline.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Madison

    To commit suicide is one thing but to kill your own son that’s dark and twisted the poor kid never even had a chance the type o people in this world are hopeless and deranged

  • mdc76082

    Another worthless flesh suit in society. Damn these people, who take the innocent ones with them because they are too damn scared to die themselves. Nothing but a waste of air, space and time in this world. Good riddens, but sorry for the 2 yr. old. Had so much to look forward to and contribute. But the father…nothing short of a LOSER.

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