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Published On: Sat, Jan 5th, 2013

Stacie Philbrook, Anthony Ticali identified as two murdered by Sonny Archuleta in Aurora shooting

A gunman barricaded himself inside a townhouse after killing three people in the home was shot to death by police on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado.

Stacie Philbrook photo facebook

Stacie Philbrook photo facebook

Police pumped tear gas into the home in an attempt to get the gunman to leave, and then went into the home and shot him, ABC News Denver affiliate KMGH-TV reported.

Family members have identified two of the victims inside the home as Stacie Philbrook and her step-father, Anthony Ticali. It is believed Philbrook’s boyfriend was the third victim, he has not been identified.

The three people found dead in the home are believed to be relatives of the shooter, Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told KMGH. A fourth person was found unharmed, she said. That is Stephanie Philbrook Archuleta, who claimed her husband Sonny Archuleta, was still inside. She said he was armed and had fired shots inside the home.
Officers responded to the home after the first reports of gunshots came in around 3 a.m.

A hostage-negotiation team called to the scene had sought to talk the suspect into surrendering for about five hours before police moved to shoot tear gas into the home at about 8:00 a.m.

About an hour later, the gunman began firing at police again from a second-floor window, and police returned fire, killing the suspect, according to a police statement following the incident. No police were wounded.

This is the same Denver suburb where 12 people were slain in a movie house massacre last July.

 

Sonny Archuleta photo facebook

Sonny Archuleta photo facebook

 

Sonny and Stephanie Archuleta  photo facebook

Sonny and Stephanie Archuleta photo facebook

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. Prayers says:

    Prayers and condolences to the family of the victims.

    Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10

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