Grand jury hearing possible motive for double shooting
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Police are saying a grand jury hearing scheduled for Thursday may have led to a double-shooting being investigated as a murder-suicide that resulted in the deaths of a man and woman.
Police said at about 7 p.m. Wednesday Richard J. McIntyre, 70, was seen walking near his sister-in-law's house Lisa Cash, 59,.
Witnesses told police they saw Cash and McIntyre speaking and that's when the 70-year-old is believed to have pulled out a .38 caliber gun and forced her to drive.
Police said they believe the two argued and McIntyre shot Cash at least once in the head while she was behind the wheel at the intersection of Lee's Drive and Bellemah Drive.
They believe he then got out and shot himself once in the head.
"McIntyre had been under investigation for an apparent domestic violence incident involving a relative," said LCPD Spokesperson Dan Trujillo.
McIntyre was under investigation for alleged abuse and sexual assault of a relative of Cash.
Through their investigation, police discovered he might have been upset at Cash's possible involvement and testimony.