Man shoots girlfriend, then kills himself

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s homicide detectives said a man shot himself to death after shooting his girlfriend inside a Palmdale apartment early Friday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 470 Block of East Avenue Q-3, according to Sheriff’s Homicide Lieutenant Dave Coleman.

“The two were involved in an argument during which time the suspect shot the victim and then apparently shot himself,” Coleman said. “There were two other witnesses to the shooting inside the residence.”

Authorities are not releasing the names of the suspect or the victim at this time, pending notification of next of kin. Coleman said the two were boyfriend and girlfriend, and the man is 47 years old while the woman is around 25 years of age.

The victim was shot at least two times and is currently in critical condition at an area hospital, Coleman said.

“We don’t have any suspects outstanding, we believe that it was just a matter where the suspect shot his girlfriend and then shot himself,” Coleman said.

We will have more details on this story as they become available.

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  23 comments for “Man shoots girlfriend, then kills himself

  1. Javier Miranda ( Cousin)
    November 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I will miss my cousin SYLVIA she had so much to looking forward too but it only took one heartless soul to take her away may you rest in peace this guy can’t hurt anyone NOW SYLVIA you are gone but not forgotten because I know one day we will all see you again.

  2. michelle Z
    September 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I pray that sylvia’s family gets thru this terrible time! I knew Sylvia when she and her daughter Delilah came to stay with her sister Crystal in Vegas. She was an awesome girl and that baby was so damm beautiful! She will definitely be missed! xoxoxoxo

  3. shy baby
    September 20, 2012 at 12:38 am


  4. love4confused grr
    September 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I agree that the story must be incomplete. Sylvia may be small but she is strong physically. Plus 2 witnesses?? In an apartment complex?? The writer is not to blame though.

  5. Berta
    September 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    They were not boyfriend and girlfriend. If so then only a few weeks. She was not shot that many times. Whoever wrote this article needs to do a follow up and fix things that were stated wrong, and where is his/her follow up? Not a very good article

  6. sara
    September 9, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I love you best friend ….please stay ): ur so tough…show everyone you can make it through….please )”;
    — Sara Guevara

  7. Nonofyourbusiness
    September 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This is sad people are really losing there minds smh prayer go out to both there families

    • Darla Jay
      September 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

      What is smh?

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