FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — A Fountain woman critically wounded in a standoff that ended in the deaths of her boyfriend and son is beginning to improve.

The Gazette reports that 27-year-old Shannon Paolini was upgraded Thursday from critical to serious condition.

Police say Paolini was shot five times Monday when she ran from the house she shared with 34-year-old Gammall Perez. Officers say they responded to a domestic disturbance call at the house south of Colorado Springs, but backed off when Perez threatened to kill his family.

Authorities say Perez held off police for six hours. He and his 2-year-old son, Gavin Paolini, were found dead when police entered the house. Police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

Investigators are analyzing the recording of a 911 call Paolini made minutes before the shooting.

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


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