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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Galveston Police Department
News Release
Monday, January 08, 2018

4 Dead After Believed Murder Suicide

At approximately 4:30am this morning, January 8th , the Galveston Police Officers responded to a 911 call of a possible shots fired on the 8th floor of the San Luis Hotel.  On arrival, they could hear faint moaning coming from inside the suspected room and began to make entry, discovering the room was still dead bolted from inside.  After forcing entry into the room, officers found a 39 year old male, a 10 year old boy and a 5 year old boy lying in bed, all with gunshot wounds.  They also found a 37 year old female, lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to her head.  The female and one of the children were unresponsive but still appeared to be alive and were subsequently transported to UTMB where they were both later pronounced dead.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division have been able to confirm that this family arrived at the San Luis Resort and checked in around 7:00pm last night.  The motive is unknown at this time, but forensic data collected at the scene indicates that the female is believed to be the shooter at this time, and is believed to have killed her two children and her husband before apparently taking her own life with a 9mm handgun found adjacent to her body. 

 

The Galveston Police Department is treating this as a possible murder-suicide and there is no indication or evidence to believe that there were any other persons involved or that any suspects are still at large.

 
Three Dead, One In Critical Condition After Apparent Murder Suicide

 

At approximately 4:30am this morning, January 8th , the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call of a possible shots fired at the San Luis Hotel.  The caller stated that they heard several “pops” coming from one of the rooms on the 8th floor.  When Galveston Police Officers arrived, they found the door of the suspected room locked from the inside.  After making entry, they discovered four people in the room that had all been shot, and that were all unresponsive.

 

 

At this time, detectives with the Galveston Police Department’s Major Crimes Division as well as investigators with the Crime Scene Unit are still on scene at the San Luis Hotel and Resort.  Three of the subjects found in the room have been confirmed dead and one is currently in critical condition at UTMB. 

 

More information will be pushed out as it is available to be released. 



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