Family killed in triple murder-suicide in San Antonio identified

Suspect was 'not a social guy,' neighbor says

By Fares Sabawi - Digital Producer, Priscilla Carraman - Producer, Patty Santos - Reporter, Lee Carpio - Photojournalist, Robert Samarron - Photojournalist, Ivan Herrera - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - The person police say was responsible for a triple-murder suicide on the Southwest Side was identified Wednesday by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

The suspect was identified as Ruben H. Gonzalez, 28, officials said. His cause of death was ruled a suicide with a gunshot wound to the head.

On Monday, police were called to a home in the 7500 block of Dream Valley Street for a disturbance. Firefighters simultaneously responded to the call for a reported fire.

First responders found two dead people in their 60s with gunshot wounds outside the home. Inside the home, they found Gonzalez's body, along with his 80-year-old grandmother.

The victims were identified by family friends as Felicitas Guillen-Hurtado, Josefina H. Gonzalez and Jose Guadalupe-Hurtado.

Guadalupe-Hurtado is the suspect's uncle, Josefina Gonzalez is the suspect's mother and Guillen-Hurtado is the suspect's grandmother. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funeral expenses for the family.

A neighbor, who only identified himself as Chris, said the suspect made him uneasy.

"The guy carried an AK-47 inside the house. He was not a social guy," Chris said.

Police are still trying to determine the motive for the murders, and fire officials are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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