Pembroke Pines Police Department

Man Kills Wife, Daughter, Mother-In-Law and Himself, Injures Another Daughter in Pembroke Pines: Police

Police said the deadly incident was first reported at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday

A man in Pembroke Pines fatally shot three members of his family including his 3-year-old daughter before killing himself, according to police.

Pembroke Pines Police officials said the tragic incident was first reported at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, when officers responded to a suspicious incident at a home in the 1600 block of Southwest 156th Avenue.

Officials said they received a 911 call from a female adult who was screaming in Spanish, but the call was cut off before police had received an address. Officers were able to determine the address using a cellular triangulation search and other investigative efforts, and a SWAT team responded, officials said.

Police believe the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Pablo Colon, killed his wife, Sandra Colon, his mother-in-law, Olga Alvarez, and shot one of his 3-year-old twin daughters before turning the gun on himself in the home, officials said.

The other twin girl, who wasn't shot, appeared to be the only survivor at the home.

"As police officers responded to the residence, 911 operators upgraded the call and provided information that a male subject murdered family members and intended to end his own life," police said in a statement. "When police officers arrived, a rapid action team was immediately assembled and first responders entered the home. A preliminary investigation revealed multiple deceased victims, seemingly from gunshot wounds."

Police said the girl who survived was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. She was released from the hospital on Monday and was with family members.

Pablo Colon was the owner of a local electrical service business. Records showed the couple had been married in May of this year. 

The incident remains under investigation, and detectives are trying to determine a motive, officials said.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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