An internal inaugurated central upstate New York shot his “longtime domestic partner” and her new boyfriend Thursday before branch the gun on himself, police said.
Efrain Lopez shot disloyal partner Margarita Soto and her new lover Jose Cruz just before 10 a.m. at a parking lot circuitously the gunman’s home, officials pronounced Thursday afternoon.
Lopez, a 55-year-old keeper for the Village of Ellenville, had pulled into the Canal Lock apartments lot about the same time Cruz did, according to Ellenville Police Chief Phil Mattracion.
Both men got out of their cars, the arch said, when Lopez pulled out a .30-caliber purloin and fatally shot Cruz, also 55.
He then walked over to Cruz’s vehicle, where Soto was in the newcomer seat. Lopez then fired the purloin by the window, killing her.
Police described Soto, 55, as Lopez’s “longtime domestic partner” who began dating Cruz a brief time ago.
“We do know he wasn’t happy about the situation,” Mattracion pronounced of watcher accounts of Lopez seeing the pair.
Police found Soto and Cruz’s bodies in the parking lot, and after detected Lopez’s in his car.
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Lopez worked for the Ellenville Central School District in the custodial section for the last 30 years, Mattracion said, and was good favourite in the community.
“He’s always been respectful and courteous,” Mattracion said.
Investigators are looking into either Lopez and Soto were having domestic disputes, Mattracion said, adding that Ellenville police hadn’t perceived any complaints.
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The sharpened sent panic by the exhausted Ulster County city of about 4,000, located reduction than 100 miles north of New York City.
“It is a tragedy of just unproportional magnitudes. we was shocked,” Mattracion said. “There was many emotions using by me.”
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