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β€˜He has a gun’: Victim in Casselberry triple murder-suicide feared for her life (WFTV)

CASSELBERRY, Fla. β€” When Zuleika Lopez called 911 from her Casselberry condominium last week, she told dispatchers that she feared for her life.

β€œHe has a gun. I didn’t know β€” that has scared me a lot. I need someone to search the apartment if necessary, because I’m scared for myself, my son who’s there and for my mom,” Lopez told dispatchers.

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According to Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz, when officers arrived at the condo, they said there was no evidence of a crime or any evidence of domestic violence.

β€œWhen they spoke to her there, they were very specific,” Krantz said. Police asked Lopez if β€œshe was a victim of a crime” or if her husband β€œhad made any threats.”

A week later Lopez, her mother and her 15-year-old son would be found shot to death inside their Casselberry condominium.

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The suspect, Carlos Manuel Gonzalez, is believed to have killed his family before turning the gun on himself.

Police said the gun they found at the scene had been purchased legally and the man had not made any threats against anyone.

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Family members said Lopez knew she was in danger but didn’t know how to handle it, only that she was scared.

β€œWe don’t know why she stayed. We have no idea. After she called 911 the first time, it pretty much cost her her life,” they said.

If you or someone you know needs help escaping domestic violence, know that there are resources out there.

SafeHouse of Seminole has been a partner, advocate, and resource center for victims and families affected by domestic violence since 1995.

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β€˜He has a gun’: Victim in Casselberry triple murder-suicide feared for her life

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