Maggie Leiman ID'd as victim of Army vet son's Indian Hills triple shooting (37)

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Photos, videos below.
Update: Yesterday, we told you about a shooting at the Indian Hills home of Bruce and Maggie Leiman that left two people dead; see previous coverage below.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has now released the names of those who died: Maggie and Bruce's son Robert Leiman, who's believed to have shot his parents and then turned his gun on himself. There's also information that Robert tried to kill his stepsister, too, but she managed to survive the horrific ordeal. New details and video below.

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A look at the Leimans' Indian Hills home.
JCSO deputies arrived at the Leiman's 23038 Pawnee Road home at 10:05 p.m. on Monday, January 21, after dispatch received a 911 call from a young woman now identified as Sarah McConaghie, 24. She's the daughter of Maggie. Sarah's LinkedIn page lists her as having attended Fort Lewis College in Durango and interning at a Walt Disney Company restaurant through January 2013; at the time of the shooting, the sheriff's office notes that she was living at home.

As we've previously reported, Sarah told the 911 operator that her stepbrother was firing at her parents. The dispatcher heard shots and screaming in the background. Then, shortly thereafter, Sarah said she couldn't hear her parents anymore.

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A photo of Maggie Leiman from her Facebook page.
Sarah hid in a closet until deputies arrived. They gained entry through an unlocked rear door and soon discovered three bodies. Two people were dead: Robert, who'd taken his own life, and Maggie, struck by multiple gunshots. Bruce, too, was hit more than once, but survived. At last report, he remained hospitalized, but is expected to recovery.

The sheriff's office reveals that Sarah was also targeted by Robert, who used a revolver he owned.

Investigators believe an argument between Robert and his parents took place on the main level of the home. During it, Robert went to his room to retrieve the gun, then opened fire on Maggie and Bruce. He also fired several shots into Sarah's room before killing himself.

For his part, Robert, 25, was an Army veteran. CBS4 quotes his grandfather as saying he served for seven years in Korea and Iraq, spending at least part of that time with Special Forces. Records list him as a combat engineer who also went through Fort Carson.

Robert's grandfather thinks military training played a role in what happened, as is pointed out in the CBS4 report here. Below that is our previous coverage.

Our condolences to Sarah and other friends, family and loved ones shaken by this terrible incident.

Continue for our previous coverage of the triple shooting in Indian Hills.


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rick
rick

I can absolutely corroborate what people are saying here. I knew Robert since he was a disturbed little kid. He spent his teenage years and twenties trying to intimidate and creep people out. 


Any talk of PTSD is ridiculous – he saw no combat because the military knew he was unhinged. The military then kicked him out and back into society, complete with advanced weapons training. The military should have to answer for placing someone they knew to be this disturbed and dangerous back into society. How many other people like this are walking around among us with Army training?


Robert failed terribly at the one thing he ever made an effort at in life: being a macho military man. I don't think anyone misses him, not even the mom who abandoned him when he was little.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Typical impotent gun nut response: "The solushin ta all gun vilenz is MOAR GUNZ!"

Geazer
Geazer

Sounds like they're going to drape a flag on his coffin and blame PTSD. That ain't right.

grrrawr
grrrawr

I have met the guy, he wasn't decorated war hero. He was sent home from Iraq after a month because he was unstable and didn't want to go combat. He had mental issues before joining. They were trying get him out by labeling him as mentally ill but decided that he deserved just to get out normally so he could keep his benefits and not have that stigma. Yes the army should have helped him out but the army did not cause his mental illness.

bobup981989
bobup981989

As mr highsmith had already stated this soldier was a mentally unstable person everyone that knew him had already realized it and as we told the command they did as little as possible to help control the situation as was already stated this decorated war hero and special forces situation had never happened when he was released from the deployment it was because he had created a hitlist of soldiers that he "wanted dead" thankfully he was removed from the warzone promptly after this incident but never saw any actual combat despite what his family has said he wasent a bad person he just needed help and I hope it sheds some light on the situation and helps get the facts straight

lee.highsmith
lee.highsmith

Despite what his grandfather told the news, I knew him. He was in my platoon at Ft Campbell. Yes he went to Iraq, for less than a month and was sent back home for "mental issues" after we told people he doesn't need to go b/c something wasn't right about him. He NEVER served any time with Special Forces. None, zip, zilch. He was on the verge of being kicked out of the Army, but the commanders allowed him to just ETS instead of kicking him out. Despite what he told his friends and family back home, he was NOT a stellar Soldier and was not a "decorated" war veteran. He was a mentally disturbed person who needed more help than the Army had to offer.

An if I have too, I'll get everybody else that was in our company to come in and open peoples eyes as to the type of person he was as a Soldier.

Caroline McLatchie Harrison
Caroline McLatchie Harrison

Irene Walker - no, they are not the family of a friend of yours. Why is it someone with an obvious fake FB page always has to come on and claim to know someone who knows a victim just to get attention?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... More American Gun MADNESS !!



Irene Walker
Irene Walker

Awwwe, this breaks my heart, family of a friend of mine, she is such a positive light! Sending the best vibes to her and her family right now.

lslysaght
lslysaght

@lee.highsmithI dont know you but know that what you're saying is true.  He was mentally disturbed and had threatened his step-mother before.  Both Maggie and Bruce were (are) wonderful people.  They did not deserve this and the Army should have dishonorably discharged him so he could not have a firearm to kill Maggie with.









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wakeupmaggie
wakeupmaggie

yes she is but how would you know -- hateful

lslysaght
lslysaght

I don't know Irene but you don't either.  When something like this happens you are desperate for information. You read every story, look for anything to make sense of it.  


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