Murder-Suicide Rampage in FL: 3 Dead, 1 Wounded

Detectives said they believe [Pedro José] Maldonado [Sr.] shot Monica Narvaez-Maldonado, 47, and Pedro José Maldonado Jr., 17, sometime Monday with a hand-held crossbow that shoots small arrows.

He then headed to Tallahassee where his older son, José Maldonado, 21, attends Florida State University. Investigators said Maldonado rented a hotel room Monday, and just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, attacked his son.

Detetives said Pedro José Maldonado tried to shoot his son with the crossbow, but José turned, and the arrow hit his ear.

His father began to choke him, but his son struggled and managed to get away from his dad, who fled the scene. José did not report the attack, according to authorities.

Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Pedro Jose Maldonado. Sr. called a friend in Miami and admitted to killing his wife and son, according to BSO.

…The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team later located the Volvo at the Cabot Lodge in Lake City. A SWAT negotiator tried for hours to contact Maldonado with no success. Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, they entered the room and found him dead.

Pedro José Maldonado: 3 dead after Weston, Florida father goes on crossbow rampage, says BSO. WPTV.com, 12/4/2013.

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