Man who allegedly killed three in Weld County was released from jail hours before
Update, 10:30 a.m.: The man who allegedly killed three others in a Longmont home yesterday and then shot himself had been released from jail a few hours before the shooting, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Sanchez, 31, reportedly showed up to the home where his ex-girlfriend was staying and killed her, her sister and her sister's husband before committing suicide.
Sergeant Tim Schwartz of the Weld County Sheriff's Office told Westword that Sanchez broke into the home of Maria Cintora-Silva, 22, and her husband Max Aguirre Ojeda, 32, where his ex-girlfriend Beatriz Cintora-Silva, 25, was staying with her sister.
"She was living in the residence here after breaking up with Daniel Sanchez [around]...Thanksgiving," Schwartz says of Beatriz Cintora-Silva.
Schwartz says Sanchez was in custody in Boulder County as of 10 p.m on Monday night and was released on bond. The Longmont Times-Call reports that he was arrested on "suspicion of false imprisonment, second-degree kidnapping, harassment and domestic violence after he threatened and attacked his ex-girlfriend on Saturday after learning she was seeing someone else, according to a Longmont police arrest report."
A friend checked on Beatriz Cintora-Silva at around 1:30 a.m. yesterday, just hours before the shooting, Schwartz says.
"She said she was fine at that time," he says. "It was around 4:13 a.m when we received the 911 call."
Based on the sheriff's office's preliminary investigation, Sanchez broke into the house by shooting through a sliding glass door in the rear of the house where he made entry toward a bedroom. He then allegedly shot husband and wife Max Aguirre Ojeda and Maria Cintora-Silva, while his ex-girlfriend rushed to call 911.
On the call, the dispatcher heard Beatriz shouting, followed by gunshots. Sanchez then apparently picked up the phone and said he was going to kill himself. The dispatcher then heard more gunshots.
A total of around 15 rounds were fired and the gun, a Glock .45, was still loaded when police recovered it.
"This is definitely not common for us," says Schwartz, noting that he can recall some murder-suicides, but none that involved four deaths. "That's definitely out of the ordinary for us. I think all of Northern Colorado could probably say so."
Continue for our original coverage of the frantic 911 call.