Man was ‘not feeling good’ and ‘hearing things’ before he shot wife and son

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Officers were called to a single family residence on the night of Tuesday, February 1, for what was initially described as a "medical emergency."

 

When officers arrived they made contact with 29-year-old David Weingarten who, according to court documents, told them, "I just shot my wife and son. I've been feeling not good lately and something just came over me. I don't know what happened. I've been hearing things and I don't know what's going on."

 

Inside the residence first responders found 26-year-old Lizet Salinas Mijanos and 8-month-old George both with gunshot wounds.

 

Another child, a 2-year-old girl was in the home at the time as well but was uninjured. She is now being cared for by Lizet's sister according to a GoFundMe account.

 

Weingarten was taken into custody and charged with two counts of murder.

 

Following his arrest, Weingarten allegedly told officers that he had been having "bad thoughts" and that his son's crying had been making him anxious.

 

He had allegedly retrieved a gun from his vehicle earlier in the night and spent some time walking around his home before ultimately shooting his wife. He then turned the gun on his infant son.

 

Weingarten is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Tuesday, February 15 at 8:30 am.