Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Orleans, LA: Man suspected in case of murder-suicide identified

The Orleans Parish coroner's office has identified the man suspected of shooting his girlfriend and turning the gun on himself on Saturday.

Gildeson Macedo de Carvalho, 31, died of a gunshot wound to his head, said John Gagliano, the coroner's chief investigator. Authorities said Macedo shot Fernanda Rodriguez, 31, twice in the chest before he shot himself.

Police were called to the couple's home in the 700 block of Tricou Street about 7:30 p.m. and found the pair dead inside.

Police classified the incident a murder-suicide and have not released a motive.

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