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Thursday, May 28, 2009

[CO] Ex-Boulder Police Officer Dileo kills wife Liz, son Chris, and himself

A former firefighter and Boulder police officer who fatally shot his wife and son before killing himself Monday had threatened his family members in the past... Philip Frank Dileo, 61, left a simple set of instructions on what to do with the bodies before gunning down his wife, Elizabeth Schwarzenbach-Dileo, 63, and their son, Philip Christopher Dileo, 23...

Neighbors Say Boulder Shooting Suspect Was 'Crazy, Dangerous'
Police: Shooter Was Former Boulder Officer
The Denver Channel
POSTED: 7:14 pm MDT May 27, 2009
UPDATED: 12:16 am MDT May 28, 2009
Former neighbors of a man accused of a double-murder-suicide that shook a Boulder neighborhood this week say the shooter was a "crazy" and "dangerous" man who harassed them and even threatened to kill them several times. CALL7 Investigators have learned, the harassment was so bad, one of the neighbors was granted a restraining order... The CALL7 Investigators confirmed there are three reports filed with the Boulder county sheriff for harassment in 2006 and two officer information reports filed in 2005 and 2006 involving neighbors. Boulder police said they have had one contact with this family before. In 2005, Elizabeth Schwarzenbach-Dileo came to the police department to talk with an officer about the legality of purchasing a gun because her husband had made threats against her. There are indications that he previously threatened their son, as well, police said... [Full article here]



Police: Boulder shooter threatened family before
Suspect was a former Boulder cop, Aurora firefighter
The Daily Camera
By John Aguilar (Contact)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A former firefighter and Boulder police officer who fatally shot his wife and son before killing himself Monday had threatened his family members in the past, police said Wednesday. Philip Frank Dileo, 61, left a simple set of instructions on what to do with the bodies before gunning down his wife, Elizabeth Schwarzenbach-Dileo, 63, and their son, Philip Christopher Dileo, 23, at the family’s Boulder home early Monday, according to Boulder police... Although several neighbors remembered Philip F. Dileo as friendly and outgoing, public documents paint a darker picture — of a man who believed he was repeatedly wronged by Boulder’s public institutions... Megan Stinson told Channel 7 on Wednesday that he talked often about his wife and son, and said he was a dying man. “Just let me die with my family that I love,” Stinson recalled Dileo saying... “It’s sad to hear about what happened to his wife and son,” Brandon Stinson told the Camera. “But I have to say when I heard about it on the news, I was not surprised at hearing what happened”... [Full article here]


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