LA deputy attorney murders wife, son before killing himself: cops

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LA deputy attorney murders wife, son before killing himself: cops

A deputy city attorney from Los Angeles shot his wife and son on Wednesday — killing them both inside of his home — before turning the gun on himself, cops and relatives said.

Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman, 60, also allegedly tried to murder his adult daughter, but she managed to escape out a bathroom window, according to LA officials.

A neighbor told local reporters that the woman ran out of the house screaming that her dad had tried to shoot her.

“(She was) in her pajamas, her sleeping attire, upset, confused, distraught, somewhat in shock, seemed like a little bit embarrassed, (and) said I dont know what to tell you, Greg, but this is what just happened in my house and I dont know what to do,'” recalled resident Greg Demos in an interview with NBC Los Angeles. “She said, My dad took a shot at me, and my mom and my brother are still inside.'”

Fearing the worst, Demos told ABC7 that he went with the Lertzmans daughter to his door and knocked to see what had happened.

“Nothing,” he remembered. “We went to the back. She had locked the doors and left. She said my mom and my brother are still inside. We pummeled on the door, yelled for her dad, yelled her mothers name and brothers name. No answer. And thats when we called the police.”

Cops received a call of a domestic disturbance at the residence and arrived to find three bodies — Lertzman, his wife Sandra, 60, and their son Michael, 19. Two handguns were recovered at the scene.

“As we search for answers to how this could happen, we mourn the victims and envelop those left behind with our love at this time of unbearable loss,” said LA City Attorney Mike Feuer in a statement Wednesday. “Read More – Source