GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Three Gwinnett County children called police after their parents died in a murder-suicide Friday morning.
Detectives were dispatched to a house in the 400 block of Laurelton Circle at around 12:40 a.m. When they arrived, they spoke with the children -- ages 8, 14 and 16 -- who live in the home.
The children told police their parents got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the mother, 43-year-old Paula Gonzalez, retrieved a handgun and fired several shots at the father, 51-year-old Lucio Jimenez.
Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington said Jimenez was killed in the gunfire, while the couple's daughter was grazed by a bullet. The daughter was transported to an area hospital with a superficial wound.
After killing her husband, Gonzalez fatally shot herself, Washington said. The couple had been married almost 20 years.