Girl jumped fence to get away from suspect in San Jose murder-suicide at house on Habbitts Courtroom


SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — One of many survivors of the murder-suicide in San Jose that killed 5 members of the family, together with the suspect, escaped by operating into her neighbor’s house.

In keeping with a neighbor who lives subsequent door to the suspect, throughout the capturing, the spouse of the suspect jumped their shared fence, ran inside his house and hid in his five-year-old son’s bed room.

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“I unintentionally left the sliding door open,” the neighbor, whose identify is Alan, informed reporters Monday. “Then, the spouse jumped the fence and bumped into my home and she or he locked the door in my child’s room whereas we have been in the master suite.”

Alan mentioned he heard 5 – 6 gunshots from the house subsequent door. He didn’t converse to the suspect’s spouse however mentioned when he went outdoors to lock his door, he noticed the suspect in search of her.

“She did not discuss to me or something,” he mentioned. “I used to be type of upset as a result of what are you doing operating on this home? You should not be, as a result of I’ve a five-year-old and she or he is aware of that.”

The standoff began round 8:40 Sunday night time. San Jose Police say the suspect’s spouse, daughter and niece escaped their house unhurt. Police then entered the suspect’s house to attempt to save the opposite victims.

“They noticed that a minimum of one of many victims was transferring they usually figured they wanted to go in there and do one thing,” Sgt. Enrique Garcia with the San Jose Police Division mentioned.

A person and a girl have been taken to the hospital the place they died. Two different feminine victims have been later discovered inside the house.

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“There was no documented historical past of home violence between the suspect and members of the family,” Sgt. Garcia mentioned. “Detectives are usually not sure what triggered the suspect to shoot his members of the family.”

Police say the suspect used a handgun and was present in his facet yard.

Neighbors describe the household as seeming comparatively regular. Alan mentioned he did not know the suspect very properly, however referred to as him a “very good man.”

“He is a fisherman,” Alan mentioned. “Once I come house from work he all the time says hello to me and I say hello to him. Every time he goes fishing, he catches fish after which he’ll come by and drop it off.”

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