A MOTHER of four from Colorado was shot and killed by her boyfriend, who then took his own life.
Denver police found Clarissa Ford, 33, and her unnamed boyfriend both dead inside a home on the 300 block of 24th Street last Friday.
The initial call came in for a shooting.
“This incident appears to be a domestic violence-related murder/suicide,” the Denver Police Department tweeted on Saturday.
“The victim, an adult female, and the suspect, an adult male, were found deceased inside the residence.”
Investigators were not in search of another suspect.
Ford has four daughters, who are 14, 7 and 3 years old, and 5 months old.
The 7-year-old daughter was in the residence at the time fo the shooting, Ford’s family told Problem Solvers.
Ford’s father, Ralph Ford, told KDVR that his daughter was shot by her boyfriend before he pulled the gun on himself.
“It’s unbelievable pain. It’s an unbelievable situation to be in,” he said.
“No family should have to go through this.”
A GoFundMe fundraiser created for Ford on Thursday states she was a “beautiful young woman … with four lovely daughters.”
“She dedicated her life to helping others and now she is in need.”
The page states she was “violently murdered by her boyfriend” and that “the horrific act of violence has left the family devastated and in a lot of emotional pain.”
More than $16,000 has been donated to help with funeral costs, far exceeding the $5,000 goal.
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