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    Police identify victim in Edinburg adult daycare shooting
    EDINBURG — An elderly man shot and killed a fellow patron at an adult daycare Thursday morning, apparently in a fit of jealousy over a woman who was involved with both men.

    "He said, 'If you want her you can have her,' then boom, boom, he shot him," said a man who was leaving the Dollar General next door to the Pride & Joy Adult Daycare at 304 E. Cano Street. The man said he knew the victim and the shooter, saying that they each fancied the same woman — a caregiver at the adult day care.

    Police officers shot and killed the gunman after he refused to put his gun down.

    Officers responded to the shooting at at 9:14 a.m. this morning, about 10 minutes after the shooting.

    When officers arrived, they found an elderly man with a pistol in his hand, said Edinburg Police Chief Quirino Muñoz.

    "He was still armed and refused to lay down his gun, Muñoz said. "He was coming toward the officers, they he shot him and he later died at the hospital."

    Police identified the shooting victim as 78-year-old Eugenio De Los Santos of Edinburg. Police would not disclose the 76-year-old gunman's identity because they have not been able to locate his family.

    Muñoz said the gunman and the victim knew each other prior to the shooting. He confirmed that investigators were working leads about the love triangle as a possible motive, but added that it would be "speculation" to definitively say jealousy was the reason for the slaying.

    Vans from the adult day care center transported patrons home late Thursday morning.
    Just goes to show how emotions can over ride common sense,If I was the owner,I would fire the caregiver on the grounds of interacting romantically with patients,there are many people that take advantage of the elderly
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Just goes to show how emotions can over ride common sense,
    Especially if there is "old timers' " dementia at play too. Got to wonder why the man was in adult day care to begin with. Typically, that happens when someone is too off in the head to stay at home safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Especially if there is "old timers' " dementia at play too. Got to wonder why the man was in adult day care to begin with. Typically, that happens when someone is too off in the head to stay at home safely.
    Too many times it's the families who do not want their elderly around...they just shove them into a 'home', and seldom visit. Sad, sad, sad.

    I wonder how this guy was allowed to have a gun around in a group living situation. I'm not talking about RKBA, just rule one would expect in such a place.
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    I was talking to some friends and this lady said that when they signed their dad up in an adult daycare,he started dressing up and wearing cologne.It seems like a lot of the "Helpers" flirt with the people in there and it seems like they may be trying to play them for money etc.
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    Yeah, a lot of the staff will flirt around with the residents in a home; it makes them feel better, not like some old fart tossed in a home.
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    This is a horrible story. We need tighter regulations on Viagra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I was talking to some friends and this lady said that when they signed their dad up in an adult daycare,he started dressing up and wearing cologne.It seems like a lot of the "Helpers" flirt with the people in there and it seems like they may be trying to play them for money etc.

    Probably^^^^^^^^^

    Boy wheres the legislation against guns in daycare. The laws are on the books here in Mi. ,I would think this place would have been covered, What state was that in?



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