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Murder-Suicide: Dad With History of Violence Shot Wife, 3-Year-Old Son, Cops Say (UPDATE)

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Update: Metro police officials have released new details on the south St. Louis murder-suicide over the weekend in which a father allegedly shot his wife and toddler son multiple times -- before turning the gun on himself. Our original coverage from Saturday is below.

Police have identified the shooter as Oscar Guerra, 35, who lived on the 3400 block of Tennessee Avenue by Cherokee Street. Police say he killed his wife Carla Guerra, 28, and their son Marcio, age three, who both lived with him in the Benton Park West home. Their landlord reportedly found the three dead inside the home on Saturday morning -- and an investigation revealed that the husband and wife had previously got into a physical confrontation before the fatal shootings.

Police say the mother and child suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were located in a rear bedroom and pronounced dead on the scene.

The father allegedly fired a shot into his head.

Police officials say that the man had been charged in May in another domestic violence case in which he allegedly hit his wife with a tire iron. And the couple and their son had reportedly moved into the home on Tennessee just three days prior, the Post-Dispatch reports. Oscar Guerra had apparently cut lawns for the landlord, who went to the home -- and made the grisly discovery on Saturday -- because the man didn't show up for work.

Here's the full incident report from SLMPD, followed by our initial coverage from Saturday.

Incident: Murder/Suicide
Location: 3400 block of Tennessee
Date/Time: 06/29/13 between 12:01a.m.-10:40a.m.
Victim #1: Carla Guerra, a 28-year old white female of the 3400 block of Tennessee (deceased)
Victim #2: Marcio Guerra, a 3-year old white male of the 3400 block of Tennessee (deceased)
Suspect: Oscar Guerra, a 35-year old Hispanic male of the 3400 block of Tennessee (deceased)
Officers responded to the location for a "Call for Help" at the above location. When officers arrived they located Victim #1, Victim #2 and the Suspect deceased in a rear bedroom. Victim #1 and Victim #2 suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead on the scene. The Suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigation at the scene, revealed Victim #1 and the suspect were involved in a physical confrontation prior to the shooting.

Original post, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 1:29 p.m.: Some tragic, breaking news this afternoon: Police say that three people were found dead in south St. Louis this morning in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

At around 10:44 a.m., a landlord found a married couple and their two-year-old son dead inside a residence on the 3400 block of Tennessee Avenue by Cherokee Street in the Benton Park West neighborhood.

An investigation revealed that the husband shot and killed his wife and child multiple times -- and then turned the gun on himself. A weapon was recovered on the scene.

Police have not yet released names of the family yet, but it would appear that the toddler and woman are the 48th and 49th homicide victims in the city of St. Louis in 2013.

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Tennessee Avenue, the block where the three were found dead this morning.

Police Chief Sam Dotson just tweeted about the incident:

This shooting comes just two weeks after a murder-suicide inside of a Cherokee Street business left four people dead.

Here is the short summary from police regarding this morning's incident. We'll update when there are more details:

The incident appears to be a murder/suicide. At around 10:44 a.m. three people, a Hispanic male, a white female and a 2-year old male were discovered deceased, by the landlord, inside a residence in the 3400 block of Tennessee. The two adults were married and parents of the child. The female victim and child were shot multiple times . The male died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A weapon was recovered at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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sexi
sexi

She was at fault for fucking who went with her lover she is not an angel ... was a dumb bitch who had died for another man lover carla's family do not know the reality of e and therefore speak well of it .. never knew that she was the cunpable his death by hanging out with nelson rivas .. The lover fucking Nelsom

katherinem58
katherinem58

The cops haven't even done a full research on this crime and there blaming hem for killing his wife ??? Wtf is this only cuz they were the only ones there and they had multi shots and he had one doesn't mean nothing ? She wasn't no angel if they had problems it was for a reason and if he would treat her like that why would she go back with hem. Why would they move it to a new home ? She would give her side of the story but she would NEVER tell the cops the real story of why things would happen why wouldn't she tell them because she cheated on hem !!! Many times and she would hit hem too!!! Fucking dumb bitch.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

So he had anger issues and a history of domestic violence....hmmm....he should have gotten some treatment. We need to wake up and start taking mental illness seriously in this city/state/country....

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"had a history of domestic violence." = once again...why was he not in jail?

Karen Hall
Karen Hall

"had a history of domestic violence"....and there you go.

littlebittie_1610
littlebittie_1610

And besides the investigation proved he done it he had the gun shot residue on his hands STUPID.

littlebittie_1610
littlebittie_1610

You have no Idea what your talking about and to call my Niece names tells me you may have been the one that that monster was cheating on her with. Having been an abused wife at one time the women is afraid to leave because of the threats the man has made. And for your info Carla was planning on leaving him that why she's dead now. And until you have lived through what she went through what she did you need to keep your mouth closed and not disrespect the dead

katherinem58
katherinem58

Bitch shut the fuck up!!!!!!

She wasn't no angel she was violence too! Idk why cops don't say that here they make hem look like the bad person!

Hope u get shoot

ayalam58
ayalam58

Ohh really he had the gun on his head the fuck u know that db bitch were u there did you see the gun on his heads on did the cops tell u that!!! Did u ever see where his gun shot was his gun shot is very weird for someone that supposedly killed themselves do u ever think of that. How about u tell the cops to watch the dam video and instead of just letting go of the case!!! Stupid white headed bitch!!!

sexi
sexi

Stupid you nor you know how things went and talk. As you were there when it happened .. all you were the killer so you talk As I was there. you're a whore like best mountain carla fuck up

sexi
sexi

Stupid you nor you know how things went and talk. As you were there when it happened .. all you were the killer for what you say As you estubieste there. you're a whore like best mountain carla fuck up

sexi
sexi

The cause of these deaths can be the lover carla .... because that was his life walking puta.con One and Other eya was with Oscar for the money not for love because she does not work ... so even walked with lover .. had nothing to haser and family should remain silent the vocational

littlebittie_1610
littlebittie_1610

You are as sick as him talking like that wishing someone would get shot. He was a monster anyone that can kill their own child. And yes Carla was my niece are you related to the monster or are you one of the women he was cheating with Carla may have had issues and had been begged to leave him but she and the baby did not deserve this as far as Oscar I hope he burns in hell

ayalam58
ayalam58

Hahaha im not even one of his girls! He was like your little niece that had a thing with her husbands BESTFRIEND NELSON RIVAS!!! That name sound familiar to u did she ever tell the cops that's the men she was cheating on hem with the man that supposedly oscar almost killed yeah that was the man Carla was cheating on hem with why didn't she tell the cops that Nelson came looking for oscar that night with that big ass knife but instead she told the story the other way around! And only cuz he had one gun shot on his head and baby and Carla head multi doesn't mean he didn't. The cops need to watch the video of what really went on and search instead of saying he did only cuz his history wasn't as good! She wasn't NO DAM angel. I mean nobody should die the way they did but nobody really knows what really happen maybe the cops should do there job right and watch the fucking video. Lmao ur funny he can burn in hell ? HONEYY where the fuck do u think your little niece Carla is at right now in HEAVEN ?? Haha please she's In hell burning like a dirty bitch she was. So mean while oscar and Carla are both burning in hell. Expect the baby cuz he was an angel his in heaven with god. Carla's family acts like there the only one I'm pain over this death. Nooo oscars family is in much pain as u guys are. And if people wanna believe he did it then okay then let it be and let them rest in peace. Ohhh one more thing the only reason she would stay with hem was so he can pay her shit give her money basically that's why she would never leave hem it was because he would threaten her. It's just very funny how Carla never said how she was and always made hem the monster hahahaha yea I'm a monster just like ur little lovely niece CARLA GUERRA!

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