THREE children have been rescued from a home where two people were killed after making chilling 911 calls to the police.
SWAT teams raced to find murder suspect Javier Acevedo, 49, after receiving calls from minors who said they were hiding from a gunman inside the house.
The first call was from a 12-year-old who said his mother had been shot, before a second call was received from a 14-year-old two minutes later saying he was hiding from a armed man inside the house.
Officers rushed to the scene in Loveland, Colorado on Thursday after receiving the concerning emergency phone calls.
Authorities found a deceased 41-year-old woman in the home alongside a 16-year-old who had been shot.
Another 5-year-old was also found safely inside the home, before officers discovered and rescued a 2-year-old from the backyard.
Police then found the 12-year-old caller hiding in a basement cupboard – who warned officers the shooter could still be inside the house.
The SWAT team cleared the house and did not locate the shooter, who was identified as Acevedo by Loveland police.
Authorities learned that Acevedo was driving a Volkswagen Jetta and that he may be armed and dangerous.
The suspect was tracked to Erie after police tracked his cellphone signal, where a “potential suspect” was seen carrying a long gun.
The 49-year-old was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after officers arrived, Loveland Police say.
Preliminary information identified the suspect as Javier Acevedo, but police said a positive identification will come from the Weld County Coroner’s Office.
According CBS Newsneighbors described the scene Thursday as chaotic as police launched a manhunt for Avecedo.
The 49-year-old had several restraining orders against him, as well as child molestation charges.