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The Los Angeles Police Department has identified a Los Angeles deputy city attorney as the shooter in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police say Eric Lertzman, a deputy city attorney, killed his wife, his son and himself at their home in the Northridge area of Los Angeles on Wednesday morning. According to police, Lertzman shot and killed his wife, Sandra, in their master bedroom around 9 a.m., then walked across the hall to shoot an unidentified female adult, who locked herself in the hallway bathroom. Police say Lertzman then shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Michael. Lertzman walked back to the master bedroom and shot and killed himself. He was 60.

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Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at [email protected], Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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