Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More on the Celaya Shooting - Death Toll Now 5

USA Today reports

Deputies say Hector Celaya, 31, shot and killed his mother Irene Celaya, 60, and his uncles, Francisco Moreno, 61, and Bernie Moreno, 53, all of whom were found dead Saturday night on the Tule River Indian Reservation.

Deputies also found Hector Celaya's 6-year-old son, Andrew, who was shot at the home on the reservation, which is about 20 miles east of Porterville, Calif. Andrew was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

After the shootings, Celaya fled in a Jeep Grand Cherokee with his two other children, Linea and Alyssa, ages 5 and 8, respectively. Deputies found Celaya around 1:48 a.m. Sunday by using a signal from his cellphone.

Deputies said Celaya was pulled over near Lindsay, Calif., and fired shots at law enforcement. He was shot several times by officers and died hours later at the hospital in Fresno.

It's believed that sometime between the reservation and the stop near Lindsay that Hector Celaya shot his two daughters, Hinesly said. However, it hasn't been ruled out that the children's wounds may have been caused by shots fired by the deputies. Several officers were placed on paid administrative leave, the Sheriff's office said in a written statement.
Maybe he was fleeing with the two kids unharmed for some reason, and the cops shot them. It seems like the only way that could happen is if the cops let loose with a hail of gunfire instead of following the few simple rules of gun safety.

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