Los Angeles deputy city attorney kills wife and son in murder-suicide: Police

Eric Lertzman, 60, killed his wife Sandra and his 19-year-old son Michael, according to police.
1:46 | 09/12/19

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Cal state Northridge students placed candles on the front step of the Berkman home the scene of of violent family shooting Wednesday morning. The took the life of a beloved member of sea sons eight pi fraternity. Nineteen year old Michael lurks. Let Maine. That explain to me about him is that he's just always happy always smiling had a beautiful biggest smile. And keep his memory. Kelly need it lives across the street and says Michael that come over a few times for shabbat dinner a close friend of her brother. The LAPD says sixty year old Eric Klerk Smith a deputy city attorney with the Los Angeles city attorney's office for over fourteen years. Killed his wife sandy his son Michael and shot at his daughter but she was able to lock herself in a hallway bathroom and escape out of a window. Then the father turned the gun on himself the. Shocking. As. Like adding nation because. Is now there's yet they can't explain thank you would think what's going ahead in every now. Slinky if you look at crustaceans and these people any unknown lit. Thinks there. Neighbor Greg demos was home around 9 in the morning when the shooting happened. In the 9600 block of in Alton. The daughter Kim running it running to my door. Saying that a father took a shot. And went with her to the door and I knocked on the door. Mom yelled to nothing we went to the back. Not from the back door she had she'd locked the doors and and laughed used to set my mom and my brother still inside. He pounded on the door yelled she yelled for her dad yelled. And modesty in her brother's name no answer and that's when we call the police.

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