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Parlier Man Kills 2 and Himself Before Hitting Train



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Carlos Cruz, 25, of Parlier, died Saturday in nearby Reedley.
Cruz was visiting his estranged wife at a home in Fowler on Saturday when he shot two of her relatives, Rafael Garcia, 42, and his 16-year-old son, Jonathan Garcia, authorities said.

Reedley Police Give Chase

A short time later, Reedley police saw a car matching the description of the suspect and tried to stop it, leading to a chase.
Cruz’s Subaru then hit a passing train but it was later determined that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
A handgun was found at the crash site, authorities said.

Cruz Out on Bail for Domestic Violence

Cruz was arrested last month of suspicion of domestic violence and other charges but was released on bail, The Fresno Bee reported.