Tragic murder-suicide between firefighter and his deputy wife

Tragic murder-suicide between firefighter and his deputy wife

Late Sunday night, La Cañada Flintridge county police were called to a home on Crown Avenue in response to reports of a woman screaming and sobbing. They discovered 32-year-old Cecilia Hoschet sprawled on the floor- killed by a gunshot wound. The prime suspect in the killing is her husband, James M. Taylor, a six-year firefighter […]

Late Sunday night, La Cañada Flintridge county police were called to a home on Crown Avenue in response to reports of a woman screaming and sobbing. They discovered 32-year-old Cecilia Hoschet sprawled on the floor- killed by a gunshot wound.

The prime suspect in the killing is her husband, James M. Taylor, a six-year firefighter from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD).

After shooting his wife, Taylor took their six-year-old son, who had been home at the time of the attack, to his grandparents house. Taylor then drove 15 miles down the road to the fire department where he worked and shot himself.

The authorities have recovered the weapon used in both shootings, however, they have not issued a statement revealing possible motives.

“Today is a sad day for all public safety personnel in Los Angeles County,” said county fire Chief Daryl L. Osby. “On behalf of the entire Fire Department, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends facing the pain of their loss. Our thoughts are with everyone who was impacted by this tragedy.”

Hoschet had been working the past two years as a deputy sheriff at the Inmate Reception Center of the L.A. County jail.

“We lost a wonderful deputy last night,” said Sheriff Jim McDonnell. “Deputy Hoschet impressed everyone she met at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department with her positive and helpful approach to her work. She will be missed.”

There are rumors that Taylor had called 911 to report his own crime. The Los Angeles Times scoured through police radio recordings and found that a man had called the emergency services channel telling responders that they would find a person dead inside the house but not the attacker.

“No assailants. You can let them know it’s clear,” said the man. He then went on to say that “there’s going to be one” more dead person at the fire warehouse in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles.

The police have not commented on the Times finding, saying that the case was still under investigation.

“As we continue to learn more, we thank all of the entities involved for their assistance and will continue to support our brothers and sisters in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department,” said Osby.

Anyone with information about this incident are being urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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