PEYTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The small town of Peyton is reeling after the deaths of two women and the apparent suicide of the man investigators blame for their killings.
El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Oasis Avenue on Monday. Investigators said they found the two women dead in the home and then saw a man take off.
That started a chase. The man ended up on Highway 94 headed east into Lincoln County. He then turned north on Highway 71, about 40 miles from the start of the chase. He crashed near there — just north of County Road 2E. Then authorities say he took his own life with a gun.
“The suspect then killed himself quickly. Then we had two scenes where the crash occurred and suspect took his life, as well as the original scene back at Oasis,” Jeff Kramer with the El Paso Sheriff Office said.
Copter4 flew over the home in the early evening as deputies sealed off the area.
A neighbor said a married couple in their 50s lived at the home with the woman’s elderly mother. So far the identities of the women and the suspected shooter have not been released.
Neighbors say the couple is quiet, both work and didn’t appear to have problems.
Deputies said they believe that the incident is isolated to the home. They say the community is not in danger.