Guns in Aurora triple murder purchased legally

6:47 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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The bodies of three people shot by Sonny Archuleta, 33, inside a townhome in Aurora were discovered following a standoff situation Saturday morning, which also left the Archuleta dead.

The victims were identified as 29-year-old Stacie Philbrook, 33-year-old Christopher Ratliffe, and 56-year-old Anthony Ticali. The gunman's wife, Stephanie Archuleta, escaped from the home.

No officers were injured during the standoff.

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Police say Archuleta used a 40-caliber handgun, an AR-15 rifle, and a pump action shotgun that were purchased by Archuleta from licensed gun dealers.

Based on Archuleta's history there is nothing in state or federal law that prohibited Archuleta from purchasing or possessing these firearms, according to police.

Police have not determined a motive yet; they are waiting on a toxicology report.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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