Another Murder-Suicide in California

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.

Marilyn Sims

Police found Mrs. Sims in the home.  She later died at Modoc Medical Center.  The young boy is expected to survive.

Photos Courtesy: KRCR, Facebook

Read More:

Herald and News: Alturas Man Kills Self After Shooting Woman, Teen

Redding Searchlight: Two Dead, 14-Year-Old Injured in Alturas Shooting

KRCR: Triple Shooting in Alturas Leaves Husband & Wife Dead, Teen Injured

Another Murder-Suicide in California was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
Categories: California
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