Man kills 6-year-old daughter, 24-year-old son

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE: According to police, the man who shot and killed his two children is dead.

Detectives identified the man as 42-year-old Abel Gomez.

Police said they found Luptia Gomez, 6, and Gustavo Gomez, 24, dead inside the home after Gomez’s 11-year-old son told police his father shot his brother and sister.

This remains an ongoing investigation.

Original Story:

A man shot and killed his 6-year-old daughter, who was handicapped and in a wheelchair, and 24-year-old son. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Another child escaped from the house, which is in the 4000 block of Chinaberry.

The 42-year-old man then turned the gun on himself. He was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Police were at the house on a domestic disturbance call involving the man and his wife when the shooting happened.

The man opened fire on officers as they tried to get inside. The child who escaped went past them, and when they entered the home, they found the children dead and their father seriously injured.

“As you can imagine, this is the most traumatic day of (the mother’s) life to have her family completely destroyed,” MPD Director Toney Armstrong said, visibly shaken.

21 comments

    • whitesarebarbariandevils

      Typical dumb comment from a baca chewing pale face barbarian. A child is killed and you think its funny? When your childern are struck we see how you laugh then. Sick twisted demon

      • whitesarebarbariandevils

        Tpa, being CALLED a racial slur by a baca chewing, wet dog smelling,ugly,nethandral baby killing drug smoking pale face cross dressing paedophile is quite hilarious while you hide behind your screen.

    • whitesarebarbariandevils

      Tpa, being CALLED a racial slur by a baca chewing, wet dog smelling,ugly,nethandral baby killing drug smoking pale face cross dressing paedophile is quite hilarious while you hide

      • RESA

        THEN WHAT WILL YOU DO WHITESAREBARBetc…..??? HUH? KILL THAT PERSON? WELL YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. IT IS JUST A COMMENT. GET OVER IT. DONT WORRY ABOUT. DONT PUT YOURSELF THRU THOSE EMOTIONS. BECAUSE YOU WILL CARRY THEM OUTSIDE YOUR HOME AND TRY IT ON OTHER PEOPLE. UNDERSTAN?

  • Kay

    very sad, you have to ask Why would he do this? kills the whole family and himself. why his children? he could have turned the gun on himself.

  • Gary

    I have a heckaofalot more respect for Mr Armstrong now that I have seen his compassion concerning this case.

  • Linda

    It is a crying shame for anyone or any family to go through this no matter what the race or color, nothing like this should ever be funny, cause you may find yourself one day in your own situation and then you will learn it’s really very sad. If your not living their life or have any info about facts to what has really happened to this family , or really feel what they are going through, not to mention making fun of where they live, and have nothing but hurtful, negative comments, and using comments of others on here to try to fight with PLEASE EXCUSE YOUR SELF AND PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER WITH LEAVING ANY COMMENT!!!! This family is going through enough pain right now, and evidently before now, that all the comments left on here you would think would be prayers for the entire family and try to give some comfort. People love to comment on things like this and I wonder if they ever give any real thought to what they are posting because lots of comments that are left most of them are hurtful and disgraced not only to others leaving caring comments but to the families who these things happen to when they later read all the comments. I am not trying to be smart talking or trying to fight or be ugly to anyone on here. I just know how bad some of the untrue and hateful words that were posted by people leaving comments after the death of my own 16- year- old son that was in an accident with a truck driver and none of these people had any fact to the un truthful or idea to the hurtful things that was posted for my family to later read and be hurt even more. ” Gustavo Gomez the 24-year-old ” worked as a roofer for my husbands, and Brother-n-Laws construction business and the last time we seen Him was Friday morning the day of His death, and He was a nice man, a good hard worker, and always did what He promised He would is all I truly know I can say . Our family is not only sad but heart broken for “Gustavo Gomes” , and His entire family to know this horrific , tragic, awful thing that has happened to all that lost their lives, and to ones left here to deal with the pain. Our family will keep the Gomes family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless this family and please only comments of care in Jesus name I pray. (Caring, Loving, Heart)

    • whitesodomiteheathens

      Agreed this situation is not funny. This is tragic this man was going thru something I pray the family can heal and get thru this or cope.

  • Linda

    We never know ones troubles, and most of the time people do good jobs of not letting them be known. Only God knows why, and it only leaves us to pray for the family and ask for God’s love for them all, and us to when we cant understand when we see and hear of things that horrify us.

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