CLEARLAKE, Calif. -- (KRON/AP) -- Police say a man who was arrested twice this year on domestic violence charges shot and killed three of his children then turned the gun on himself.
Clearlake Police said the man’s wife placed a 911 call early Sunday. Responding officers found 39-year-old Ricardo Garcia Lopez dead in his driveway from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Officers found the couple’s four children inside an SUV. Three children, ages 9 months to 4 years old, were dead. A 5-year-old had a gunshot wound to the chest but survived.
Lake County Sheriff’s records show Lopez was arrested in March and May on domestic violence charges and released on bail.