Law enforcement says southwestern Colorado man fatally shot girlfriend, himself

OXFORD, Colo. — Authorities say a southwestern Colorado man shot and killed his girlfriend before killing himself.

The Cortez Journal reports that authorities went to the house east of Oxford about 4:30 a.m. on March 10 after gunshots were reported.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke says deputies used a tactical robot to search the house before entering. He says officers found a handgun.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the woman as 63-year-old Gloria Casias and said she was shot multiple times.

The coroner identified the shooter as 57-year-old Edward Ogden.

Burke says authorities with the sheriff’s office spoke to the couple earlier in the weekend after Ogden reported that a member of Casias’ family had assaulted him.

Burke says there was not enough evidence to pursue a criminal charge.

Oxford is about 15 miles southeast of Durango.

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