LONGVIEW, Wash. (KOIN 6) — A 10-year-old boy called 911 after his father shot his mother inside their Longview home just after midnight Wednesday.
Cowlitz County deputies found the mother shot in the back and took her and her children out of the home.
Authorities said the mother was taken to a Portland area hospital, where she remained Wednesday evening.
A SWAT unit arrived at the home on Niemi Road and found her husband, Miguel Milian, dead in a room upstairs. He was 30. Police said a cause and manner of death will not be released until the coroner completes an examination, which is schedule for Thursday.
KOIN 6 News learned he may have called a friend to say he shot his wife and planned to kill himself.
Upon completion of their investigation, authorities said they found a small caliber handgun near the suspect.
Neighbors who spoke with KOIN 6 News said they were not surprised. They said they’ve heard loud fights early in the morning and very late at night, and often heard gun shots around the home.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said the children found at the home were OK and are staying with other family members.