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.