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.
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.
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.