Detectives Try To Answer Murder/Suicide Questions

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/KRLD) – While the suspect in an Arlington murder/suicide case is dead, investigators are still trying to figure out what prompted the deadly shooting on Friday.

As it stands, police think University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) student Antonio Garcia, 22, shot and killed ad executive Steven McIntosh then turned the gun on himself.

McIntosh’s wife had been counseling Garcia, as part of her position at UTA, but as far as detectives can tell Garcia had no ties to McIntosh himself.

There are still lots of questions as to why Garcia went to the Country Day School of Arlington and shot McIntosh several times. The 42-year-old father had just picked up his daughter. The 3-year-old little girl was not injured.

Police admit that with the suspect dead it is going to be difficult to get answers as to why McIntosh was killed. “The ‘why’ is always a really hard part whenever you have a victim and a suspect who are both deceased,” explained Arlington Police Department Spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard. “It makes it more difficult to get a ‘true’ why.”

Arlington police say the case will proceed just like any other homicide investigation. “What our investigators do and continue to do, even though you don’t have a person or a suspect you’re pursuing, they still try to build the case to give some semblance of understanding of what happened,” said. Ellis Richard.

McIntosh’s wife had reportedly recently stopped counseling Garcia and had referred him elsewhere.

McIntosh lived in Colleyville, and was an executive with the Belo Corporation in Dallas. A spokesperson for Belo, which owns Channel 8 and the Dallas Morning News, says the company is deeply saddened by the tragic loss.

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  • Juana

    Soooooo sad. I bet the killer was upset that the wife was no longer going to counsel him so he wanted to get back at her.

  • roxanne

    there still investigating,there’s so many unanswered question!!! let him rest in peace n keep your comments to yourself please!!!!

  • Jennifer

    He wouldn’t have known who the counselor’s husband was, or where the daycare was for that matter, unless they had an intimate relationship. Garcia was a very sweet boy and never did anything to indicate that he was not respectful and considerate of others. His friends would have never suspected him capable of anything like this. Provocation of a sexual nature makes sense and she needs to come clean. The counselor messed up big time and now she has 2 deaths on her hands for being unfaithful.

  • David McIntosh


  • David McIntosh

    You have no clue Lady. I am the brother of the man who was killed by your so called “sweet boy” He followed his counselor home the day before and crossed way over the line of ethics. This is what caused the freak to go off and do what he did, because he couldnt have what he wanted, which was her.

  • David McIntosh

    So next time you post such a rediculous statement Jennifer, get your facts straight . She did everything she was suppose to have done by law.

  • David McIntosh

    My brother was killed and left his little girl and wife because your “sweet boy” was a sick man, and now he will pay for it for eternity.

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