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    Unhappy Firefighter Shot By Wife

    Captain Perez of the Fort Worth FD was shot today by his wife. His wife also killed their 3 kids before killing herself. The captain is listed in critical condition at this hour. All of my condolences go out to the family and the FF's of Fort Worth.


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    My prayers go out to the family and community. How sad....
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    Woman, three children killed in Parker County shooting

    (Hudson Oaks-AP) -- The small North Texas town of Hudson Oaks
    has been rocked by the shooting deaths of a woman and her three
    children.
    The woman's estranged husband was also wounded in yesterday's
    shooting at an upscale home in the town 20 miles west of Fort
    Worth.
    The man, identified as 38-year-old Fort Worth Fire Department
    Captain Manuel Perez, remains in critical condition in a Fort Worth
    hospital. More than 30 firefighters, police officers and emergency
    medical technicians were holding vigil at the hospital last night.
    Authorities say the wounded man ran to a neighbor's house after
    the shootings and called for help.
    Police found the bodies of the 39-year-old woman, Dee Perez, and
    children ages four, nine and ten. A gun was found by Dee Perez's
    body in her bedroom.
    Police wouldn't say whether the case was being treated as a
    suicide-triple homicide. Autopsies were to be performed on the
    bodies today.
    According to records, Manuel Perez had filed for divorce in
    January and had taken out a restraining order against his wife. He
    was apparently not living in the house.
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    Our sympathies go out to our brother in the loss of his children. Also, prayers go out to the members of his department that responded to provide him assistance. I can not imagine how traumatic this would have been.

    May God bless Captain Perez and help him to a speedy recovery and then help him struggle through his tragic loss. Please God...let him know that all his brothers and sisters are here for him.
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    Geeze , thats terrible

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    Unhappy It's not clear who the shooter was...BUT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Autopsies were performed Wednesday on
    three children and their mother as police tried to figure out who
    fired the shots that killed the family and also wounded the father
    in their upscale Hudson Oaks home.
    Hudson Oaks Police Chief Ray Riley said Wednesday that
    authorities had not determined whether the mother fired the shots
    that killed the 9- and 10-year-old boys and 4-year-old girl.
    "It does appear that way though," Riley said, but he added,
    "It would just be speculation at this time.
    "There seems to be some time between when the kids were shot
    and when the husband was shot, and the only one who's alive to tell
    us is in the hospital," Riley said.
    Riley said Manuel Perez, the estranged husband, told police he
    was shot almost three hours before he called authorities, a time
    lapse that has officers puzzled.
    Riley said in a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's online
    edition Tuesday night that police also don't understand why the
    Perez house was so immaculate and why all the doors were locked
    when they arrived.
    The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office said the autopsy
    results wouldn't be released before Thursday at the request of
    police. Riley said officers want to re-examine the crime scene.
    Riley said a gun was found near 39-year-old Dee Perez's body in
    her bedroom, and her children were found in their beds. The
    newspaper reported that 15 shell casings were found in the home.
    The children's father, Manuel Perez, a Fort Worth Fire
    Department captain, was shot in the back inside the home, officials
    said. He ran out the back door, which Riley said may have locked
    behind him. He called for help at a neighbor's house, and officials
    later broke into the locked Perez home and found the bodies of the
    woman and children.
    Riley wouldn't say how many times they had been shot, but he
    said the father told authorities his estranged wife was alive when
    he left the house and that he heard two or three shots as he fled
    the scene.
    The 38-year-old father was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital,
    where he underwent surgery and was in critical condition Tuesday
    night. A hospital spokeswoman would not release information on his
    condition Wednesday.
    Manuel Perez, a 17-year fire department veteran who was also a
    hazardous materials technician, had filed for divorce in January.
    He had taken out a restraining order against his wife and
    apparently was not living in the house, according to records.
    Riley told the newspaper that authorities had five reports of
    disturbances at the home the past two years.
    Craig Towson, a Weatherford attorney who said he was
    representing Dee Perez in the couple's divorce, said she had been
    very upset about the proceedings.
    The couple had been married for nearly 15 years, and the divorce
    was almost final, Towson said. He said the couple had mediation
    Monday, but Dee Perez failed to appear at a court hearing Tuesday
    morning.
    More than 30 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical
    technicians held a vigil at the hospital Tuesday night, said Lt.
    Kent Worley of the Fort Worth Fire Department.
    "It just shows you the camaraderie within the public service
    community," Worley said. "It's very stressful for all of us."
    Hudson Oaks, located about 20 miles west of Fort Worth, has a
    population of about 1,600.

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    May God bless Captain Perez and his family...It's very disheartening to hear this kind of things happening..

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