West Texas murder-suicide

PECOS, Texas -- Five family members, including a one-year-old girl, were shot to death in their home in what appeared to be a murder- suicide incident in this West Texas town, police said Monday.

The incident occurred late Sunday night.


Police responded to an emergency telephone call from the scene, said police Capt. David Montgomery.

The victims were identified as James McIver, 51, an oilfield worker; his wife Gloria, 49; Robert McIver, 27, the couple's adult son; Deseray Hall, the McIvers' one-year-old granddaughter, and Gilbert Dominguez, 48.

Montgomery said the child apparently was living with the McIvers. He said that Dominguez, who did not live at the McIver home, was the father of the child. The infant's mother, Glenda Hall, in her mid-20s and a daughter of the McIvers, was not at the home at the time of the assault.

'We are at the final stages of the preliminary investigation, and it appears that this is going to be a multiple homicide-suicide, with Gilbert Dominguez doing the shooting,' Montgomery said late Monday. 'We have a field crew from the DPS crime lab in Austin on the scene.'


He said Pecos officers, who arrived at the home within one minute of the 911 call, found the elder McIver, Dominguez, and the baby dead at the home. Robert McIver was found alive near the residence, but died enroute to a Lubbock hospital.

Gloria McIver, who was also found outside, died at a Pecos medical center.

Montgomery said investigators recovered a large caliber rifle and a large knife, but he refused to release other information on the weapons.

'More than likely, it will be classified as a multiple murder- suicide,' Montgomery said.

Pecos is a city of about 12,000, located about 400 miles west of Fort Worth.

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