Police say the man who wounded a Las Vegas police officer before killing himself and his girlfriend over the weekend was a fugitive in a California slaying case.
Thirty-two-year-old Allen Meister was wanted for murder in Long Beach. The couple's 8-month-old child was left unharmed, but an orphan in the murder-suicide on Saturday morning.
Police spokesman Jacinto Rivera says officers were called to the scene by a woman in Long Beach, Calif. who told police that her sister was being battered by a suspected murderer.
After officers arrived, a woman and the man carried the baby out of the home. The woman did not have a chance to escape because the man was holding a gun on her. As an officer retrieved the child, he was shot in the arm.
Rivera says police believe the suspect then shot the woman before turning the gun on himself. The identities of those involved were not released.