Longmont woman killed while calling 911 to report shooting that left 4 dead
Weld County police said they discovered 4 bodies at this house in Longmont in an apparent murder-suicide on the morning of Dec. 18, 2012.
LONGMONT, Colo. — Four people are dead, including the woman who reported the shooting, after a murder-suicide in a Longmont neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Earlier reports suggested that police had discovered five bodies inside a house in the Longview Estates subdivision in Longmont along Highway 119 at County Road 3 1/2. Weld County Police spokesperson Sgt. Tim Schwartz amended that report at approximately 7:30 a.m., saying only four bodies were found.
Police continue to say that this case is being treated as a murder-suicide, and that the emergency call alerting them to the situation was received shortly after 4 a.m.
At 8:45 a.m., Schwartz confirmed that two men and two women were found dead. He also said that one of the women was on the phone with dispatchers when she was killed.
“Our dispatcher heard the woman yell, ‘No, no, no!’” Sgt. Tim Schwartz said. “A male caller then got on the phone and said he was going to kill himself. At that point in time, the dispatcher heard another gunshot.”
Jose also spoke with Lee Shepard, who lives in Longview Estates and said gunshots are not unusual to the area. This is due to a large amount of geese hunting that goes on in the area.
“We hear gunshots every morning,” Shepard said. “But these gunshots happened earlier, just after 4 a.m. (My wife and I) heard three shots and a fourth one shortly after that.
“This is a good neighborhood. A peaceful place. It’s too bad shootings in places like this are becoming typical.”
Shepard said he didn’t know the individuals living in the house, but said he does know that there are no children living in the residence.
“I was just very thankful for that,” Shepard said. “That stuff with children is just getting ridiculous.”
A command post at a nearby community theater has been established as police investigate.
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