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Indian origin couple shot dead in US by daughter's ex-boyfriend

India Blooms News Service | | 06 May 2017, 04:10 pm
Washington, May 6 (IBNS) : An Indian origin couple was shot dead in the US in an apparent revenge attack by their daughter’s ex-boyfriend who was eventually shot dead in a standoff with police.

According to reports in the local media, Mirza Tatlic, 24, had relationship with Rachel Prabhu, the couple's daughter. But it ended last  year.

Tatlic, who appeared to be driven by revenge, fatally shot Rachel's father Naren Prabhu, a Silicon Valley tech executive, in the doorway of his San Jose, California, home, before he killed his ex's mother inside.

"When officers arrived at the home they saw an adult man deceased in the front doorway suffering from at least one gunshot wound," media quoted San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia as saying.

"Officers learned from the adult son that his mother and 13-year-old brother, along with the suspect, were still inside the house. In addition, [he] thought his mom had been shot."

A standoff quickly developed with the suspect -- who was later identified as Mirza Tatlic -- and a SWAT team, which was called to assist at the scene. Neighbors were ordered to shelter in place.

As Tatlic, holed up in the house, did not pay heed to police to surrender and once peeped out of a window with a hand gun, one of the officers shot him.

Officers then went into the house and found the two deceased victims and the dead suspect, Garcia said.

Rachel lives in another state and was not home at the time of the shooting, which began around 9pm on Wednesday.