José Valdivia stalked his estranged wife, 29, after she filed for a divorce he ‘wouldn’t accept’ police said
Valdivia also sent her photos of guns before he shot and killed her and three of their sons, aged three to 11, in Saturday morning’s murder-suicide
Sabrina Rosario, 29, and three of their boys Enzie, 3 Zuriel, 5 and Zeth, 11, all died,
The couple’s second oldest child, 9-year-old Ezekiel, was seriously injured and was in a critical condition as of Saturday evening after undergoing emergency surgery
Things had fallen apart for the childhood sweethearts and Sabrina had filed for divorce from Valdivia, but it had not been finalized
Shooting happened less than 24 hours after she got a restraining order
A second 911 call was made by a neighboring relative, who was calling to report the arguing and what apparently sounded like a nail gun being fired within the home.
When officers arrived, nobody answered the door.
Officers then looked through the window and saw a child covered in blood, prompting them to break into the property. Inside, they found the five people who had been shot.
The warring coupe both died at the scene along with three-year-old Enzie died at the scene of the horrific shooting, while Zuriel and Zeth died in hospital.
SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs told reporters that the incident ‘appears to be a tragic case of domestic violence, murder-suicide.’
Dobbs said that investigators believed that ‘the male came over this morning, there was some kind of argument or disagreement and he used a hand gun and shoot his family before turning the gun upon himself.’
Police said during a press conference Saturday that officers had responded to the Flintridge Drive address earlier in November, where they found the estranged couple arguing over a set of tools.
Police said the woman appeared to have secured her restraining order on Friday and that the man knew that she had done so before carrying out the murder-suicide.
It’s unclear if the restraining order had been served, however.
Police said José is the only suspect in the case and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.