ALTURAS – For at least the third time in recent days a California man shot and killed his companion before ending his own life. Police say Jim Sims III, 53, of Alturas, shot his wife Marilyn, 51, as well as a 14-year-old juvenile later identified as their son.
Officers received a call at about 5:45 PM on Thursday and responded to a home on the 1200 block of East Ninth Street. They spotted Jim Sims leaving the home in a vehicle and followed him to a church parking lot on West Carlos Street. Sims exited the vehicle and shot himself. He later died at a Redding hospital.
Police found Mrs. Sims in the home. She later died at Modoc Medical Center. The young boy is expected to survive.
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