Investigation continues in lovers triangle shooting incident
POSTED: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:44am
UPDATED: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 1:02pm
BROWNSVILLE, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — New information and video released regarding Wednesday's fatal stand off in Brownsville, Na'Tassia Finley has the latest on the investigation into what police are calling a lovers triangle turned deadly.
Police say the shooter, Marco Gonzales, 31, the man behind the gun in the hostage incident of ex-girlfriend Monica Robles, 33, remains hospitalized as a result of the self inflicted gunshot wound to his midsection.
Jose Trevino, BPD Public Information Officer stated on Gonzales' condition, "The condition, as of this morning was he's in critical condition, but stable."
Police say once his condition improves he'll be further questioned and ultimately charged, Jose Trevino, "He will face several charges, but at this point, I don't know."
Police confirm homicide is definitely one of those charges.
The incident started on Wednesday just before 10 a.m. with a domestic disturbance call with shots fired from inside a home in the 200 block of Orchid Path sending a dozens of law enforcement and a SWAT team to the location.
The result of those shots heard ringing throughout the Brownsville neighborhood were not learned until police made entry into the home nearly eight hours later.
Inside, they found Ivan Reyes, 31, dead from a single gunshot wound.
Police say gunfire activity from the barricaded suspect escalated despite hours of negotiations. There were a number of bullet holes found in nearby homes, that's when police stopped the talking and took more aggressive action.
One viewer submitted video, showing SWAT members approaching the front door of the home, moments later, the sound of a few small explosions.
Tear gas was sent into the home, which ultimately allowed hostage Monica Robles to make a run for it. She came out physically unharmed, the suspect, Gonzales, surrendered a few hours later.
Police were on the scene Wednesday well past midnight and returned Thursday morning to continue processing the scene.