3-Year-Old Witnesses Father’s Murder

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Arlington police are investigating a murder-suicide outside of a school.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West Randol Mill Road, but it’s who witnessed the shooting that has officers concerned.

Arlington police say a man in his 40s had just picked up his daughter at the Country Day School of Arlington. When the man and daughter walked outside, he was shot by a man in his 20s, police say.

The father was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Arlington police said Steve McIntosh, killed outside the day care on Friday evening, is married to a counselor at the University of Texas at Arlington. She had been counseling the shooting suspect but recently stopped and referred him elsewhere. A spokesman for the Tarrant County medical examiner said he could not yet release his name early Saturday.

Police said they have no indication that the shooting suspect and the counselor had any relationship other than a professional one.

Employees told officers that they heard gunshots just after the man and his daughter walked outside.

The 3-year-old was not injured in the shooting.  She is now with her family.  No other children were at the school at the time.

Arlington Police say this is the 7th homicide in their city this year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  1. MELISSA JENKINS says:

    IT IS SO SAD THAT THIS INNOCENT MAN GOT KILLED, AND THAT HIS DAUGHTER HAD TO WITNESS THE SHOOTING. THIS WILL TRAUMATIZE THE 3 YEAR OLD FOREVER…I WILL SAY A PRAYER FOR HER AND FOR THE FAMILY. I PRAY THEY CATCH THE SHOOTER…HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF…MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL…

    1. curtis says:

      I hope God does not have mercy on the shooters soul

  2. CD says:

    Arlington is fast becoming a total cesspool of crime.

    1. junior says:

      The US has become a cesspool of crime, because the criminals have more rights than the law abiding citizens.

  3. 2sister says:

    Crime can happen anywhere.

  4. Marsha says:

    I”ll be praying for this family. I’ll add you to my prayer list.

  5. Denise Groves says:

    This man had psychological problems. There was a reason why she referred him to another psychologist. He probably made an inappropriate comment or exhibited inappropriate behavior towards her-hence the referral.

    He didn’t like it and as a resul killed her husband, who he probably hough of as his competition. What I want to know is how did he know about the daycare center? Makes me wonder if he was following him around.

    1. Chastiexy says:

      This sounds similar to a case going on in Georgia right now. A man is at day care dropping off his child, comes back out & gets shot by some man. Turns out the man who shot the guy worked with the shot man’s wife…we still don’t have all the meat of that story just yet…

    2. 2sister says:

      He had been following the wife around. According to a new report on the Dallas Morning News, the father used the wife’s car to pick up his daughter. She had had a confrontation with the shooter about 7 hours before, and had called the University police. I found all of this information On DMN’s website.

  6. Juana says:

    Let’s not be mean to each other, peeps. Happy Easter all.

  7. C says:

    Yeah really – let’s think of the 3 year old here people. Geez……. not that good of a holiday for that innocent child huh? More fun arguing with each other than realizing the true issue I guess.

  8. joshhuuuaaa says:

    This is baddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

  9. Arlene Lang says:

    Is the shooter dead as well? Why does the story start out that police are investigating a murder / suicide yet doesn’t actually say the shooter killed himself afterwards.

    1. CB says:

      The first clue should have been “investigating a murder/suicide”, genius.

  10. geraaldine says:

    What the whole world needs is to have God in their life. That is the answer to everything. With God all things work out.

    1. CB says:

      Wrong. I was raised in an interesting combo of Assembly of God/Pentecostal/Baptist, depending on what side of the family it was. It’s all BS. Pray in HIS NAME and it will be done. Really? My maternal grandfather, the most devout Christian I have ever met, wasted away for over 30 years as Parkinson’s slowly chipped away at him. All that time, people prayed over him, laid hands, anointed him with oil – the works from many denominations. He was never healed and died in a vegetative state in a nursing home in Houston. I have friends who were Christians and died of cancer and suicide in their darkest hours, and GOD was never there for them. Don’t give me the “God’s will” cop out, either. If everything is God’s will, then why do we pray at all? To praise God? Nobody prays solely for that reason. It’s all BS.

  11. Concerned lady says:

    I am sincerely sorry for this family. This is verificaition again that doctors must
    keep there personal lives separte. The patient should have no knowledge of the
    doctors personal life.

    1. 2sister says:

      She apparently was not having a relationship with him. He apparently followed her around. Since she worked at the University and he was a student, it would not have been that difficult for him to find out where she parked and follow her.

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