Georgetown man, 15 year-old girl dead following murder-suicide

Two people are dead, and another is in stable condition following a murder-suicide in Georgetown. 

At approximately 8:10 p.m. on April 2, Georgetown police responded to the 1000 block of Tiffany Lane for a reported shot fired in a residence. 

According to police, Ruben Tobias Jr., 37, and his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter had gotten into an argument. During the argument, Tobias Jr. retrieved a handgun from his room, returned to where his girlfriend and daughter were and shot them both, multiple times, police say. 

The 15-year was pronounced dead. Tobias Jr. was also pronounced dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The mother, later identified as Leonda Moore, 40, fled the house with the assistance of a neighbor and was transported and treated at a local hospital. She is now in stable condition. 

Police say there was also a 13-year-old boy at the residence who was able to get out of the house safely, he is now in the care of family members. 


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