A tragic incident occurred in Kingsland, Texas, when a man allegedly murdered his girlfriend’s father and then took his own life. The events took place on January 24, on Marsh Lane. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 2:50 p.m. The caller reported that her boyfriend had just murdered his father and was now threatening to take his own life.
Sheriff’s and DPS officers responded to the report and found the body of Steven Gene Lane, 72, in the room. Minutes later, they located Brian Scott Hutson, 39, in a wooded area in front of the residence. Hutson was carrying a firearm and when officers tried to talk to him, he shot himself. Despite first aid administered by Hamilton EMS, Hutson died moments later. No officer fired his weapon or was injured. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.
The reason for the incident is unknown at this time. The case is being investigated as a domestic violence incident. The suspect is believed to have shot his wife, Mónica Delgado, and her two children. The other two victims, a mother and a daughter, were not related to the suspect.
The victims were identified as Mónica Delgado Avilés, 38, Miguel Avilés, 15 years old, Natalie Avilés, 14 years old, Lorena Avilés, 47 years old, and Natalie Avilés, 20 years old. The suspect discharged his firearm when officers arrived on the scene and was subsequently injured and taken to the hospital.
Esme Ortuno, Mónica Delgado’s cousin, described her as a dedicated mother to her children. She was known as a loving and affectionate person who always put her children first. Ortuno also spoke about the victims’ family members, describing them as pillars of the community who served in a church and helped their neighbors.
The tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. The victims were known for their dedication to their family and community, and their loss has deeply affected those who knew them. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities are working to understand the circumstances that led to this tragic event.
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