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Police Say Counselor Was UTA Student Killer’s Target

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Steven McIntosh was shot and killed on April 22 in Arlington. (credit: LinkedIn)

Steven McIntosh was shot and killed on April 22 in Arlington. (credit: LinkedIn)

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Arlington (AP) – Police say a University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) student who fatally shot his counselor’s husband before turning the gun on himself intended to harm the woman who had tried to help him.

Arlington Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richards says that’s partially based on evidence found in Antonio Garcia’s vehicle after he killed the counselor’s husband, Steven McIntosh of Colleyville, last month.

Richards said Friday that because the gunman is dead authorities don’t know if he meant “to kill or hurt” his counselor only that he wanted to harm her.

Police say the attack occurred the day after Garcia expressed an “inappropriate” romantic interest in his counselor who then arranged for him to see someone else.

Police say Garcia shot 42-year-old McIntosh several times outside an Arlington daycare before shooting himself in the head.

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