Dallas Father Kills Three-Year-Old Son in Murder-Suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS -- A domestic call in Dallas ended Wednesday with a man shooting and killing his three-year-old son, and then the father was fatally shot.

Police had negotiated with the suspect, then officers entered the residence -- and saw 43-year-old Leon Ovalle shoot the boy. Officers then fired on the man, striking him at least once.

Police say Ovalle then managed to shoot himself.

The child has been identified as Leon Ovalle Jr.

The boy was declared dead at a Dallas hospital. The father was dead at the scene.

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