The three people shot and killed Sunday afternoon at a Cobb County apartment complex were the victims of a double murder-suicide, police said Monday.
Responding to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. to the Ivy Ridge apartments at Delk and Bentley roads, police discovered the bodies of Pericles Demoura, Thelma Vinhal and Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, all of Marietta, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.
Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that Demoura shot Guinato-Bernardes, 30, and Vinhal, 35, Bowman said. Vinhal was Demoura’s ex-girlfriend. Guinato-Bernardes was Vinhal’s boyfriend.
Demoura, 45, turned the gun on himself and took his own life, Bowman said.
Double Murder/Suicide (12/22/13 @ 1432 hours in Zone 4) The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit continues to investigate a double murder/suicide, which occurred at 2650 Bentley Road S.E. in Marietta, Georgia.
According to investigators, uniform officers from Precinct-4 were dispatched by the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center to the Ivy Ridge Apartment Homes complex in reference to three people being shot. When Cobb County police officers arrived at apartment 20J, they discovered the bodies of two deceased males and a female inside the residence.
Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that 45 year old Pericles Demoura of Marietta, Georgia entered the apartment and shot his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, identified as 30 year old Euclides Guinato-Bernardes of Marietta, Georgia. Within moments of doing so, he shot his ex-girlfriend, identified as 35 year old Thelma Vinhal of Marietta, Georgia. Pericles Demoura then took his own life by shooting himself.