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Posted: 2/5/2006 8:06:54 PM EDT
Officials: Officer Kills Wife, 2 Others, Commits Suicide
February 5, 2006

EUSTIS, Fla. -- A police officer apparently shot and killed his wife, a colleague and the co-worker's wife in a home in a rural central Florida subdivision early Sunday before committing suicide, authorities said.

Preliminary results of the investigation show Eustis police Officer Mike Mount and wife Kim Mount, a police clerk, may have had domestic problems before the shootings around 6 a.m., Lake County sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Christie Mysinger said.

Mike Mount drove to the house of fellow Officer and friend Joe Gomez because Kim Mount had stayed there overnight with the couple's two children, Mysinger said. Mount got into the house and some type of confrontation began, she said.

Investigators believe that Mike Mount then shot the three people, including Gomez's wife, Serena Gomez, Mysinger said. The Gomezes' son, Serena Gomez's mother and the Mounts' children all escaped the house unharmed. Serena Gomez's mother went to a neighbor's house to call 911.

Investigators were still examining the crime scene, so more details could be forthcoming, she said. She didn't have the ages of any of the victims or the children.

The Mounts have been married since July 16, according to records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. Joe and Serena Gomez bought the home about 25 miles north of Orlando in February 2005, according to Lake County property records.

A Eustis police dispatcher referred media calls to the sheriff's office.

David Greenspan, a 65-year-old retired computer technician, lives across the street from the Gomez home, but said he didn't hear anything until patrol cars arrived around 6:30 a.m. He had never noticed any trouble at the house before.

"The nickname of the street is 'Cop Lane' because we have a bunch of cops and retired cops living on the street," he said.

He said the Gomezes were happy to move to central Florida, in part because they wanted to get away from crime in the more urban Boca Raton area where they used to live. He added that the area is so rural that "when a car goes by during the day we all stop and look."


www.local6.com/news/6764303/detail.html
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:08:09 PM EDT
I blame it on Myspace.com
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:09:42 PM EDT
It's Bush's fault!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:09:42 PM EDT


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Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:09:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
I blame it on Myspace.com



what ever takes the blame away from bush....



wait haliburtion has the weather machine.,... and bush has myspace?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:10:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
I blame it on Myspace.com



It must be involved somehow.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:11:19 PM EDT
it's my understanding that the suicide rate is pretty high with those guys. the stuff they see on a regular basis can make some of them snap and do shit like this...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:19:05 PM EDT
Prayers to the families of all involved.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:20:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:21:22 PM EDT
No dogs were shot in this domestic dispute.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:27:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:32:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:34:59 PM EDT
how come nobody yells "darwin award" when a cop shoots himself?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:35:54 PM EDT
Sad.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:31:16 PM EDT
Damn this is the 1st ive heard of this and I'm a few miles a way. Looks like ill have to break out the black morning band again. Very disturbing. RIP to all the victims.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:40:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
how come nobody yells "darwin award" when a cop shoots himself?



I don't want to say this again... GET BACK IN YOUR LANE!

Show some respect. Two familie are dead, their children orphaned. Start another thread somewhere else.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:55:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ASU1911:

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
how come nobody yells "darwin award" when a cop shoots himself?



I don't want to say this again... GET BACK IN YOUR LANE!

Show some respect. Two familie are dead, their children orphaned. Start another thread somewhere else.




whatever man. It seems whenever there is a thread of someone killing themselves people usually reply with something along the lines of chlorine in the gene pool. I find most all news that reports of somebody "getting dead" quite sad. Im not saying this is any different, just asking a question, maybe making somebody think.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:57:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 10:57:47 PM EDT by ASU1911]
I can fully appreciate the fact that you find that interesting. The salient fact here is not the suicide, it is the triple homicide that preceded it.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:12:04 PM EDT
At least he didn't kill 6 and himself like the postal lady.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:37:27 PM EDT
tag for when more info comes out.

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