Christmas killing was a murder-suicide by Army veteran with PTSD: Court documents

Court documents show a New Mexico man who murdered three family members and killed himself had post-traumatic stress disorder.

Carlos Velasquez, the 50 year-old shooter, was found dead along with Adrian Velasquez, 14, Roberto Velasquez, 22, and Marilyn Velasquez, 45, on Christmas inside their home.

“This is a tragic event for the family and for the people in our communities,” the Rio Rancho Police Department said in a Thursday statement. “Our officers and detectives understand the impact this incident has on our entire city.”

Police said they are looking to continue investigating the murder-suicide.
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