Whoever did this is still on the loose.
If you can’t be safe in your own home around suppertime, where can you be safe?
A married couple in El Paso – both prosecutors whose work involved child support cases – were shot at their own home over the weekend, as investigators continue to piece together the details of the incident that happened in the city’s historic Manhattan Heights neighborhood.
Police response to the attack at their home came at about 7 pm. There they found 50-year-old Georgette Garcia-Kaufmann had been shot dead, while her husband 47-year-old Daniel Kaufmann had fled to a neighbor’s house after suffering several gunshot wounds.
Their 16-year-old son was away at a fencing tournament at the time of the incident.
The husband and wife both had been lawyers for the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the El Paso Times first reported.
Until her death, Garcia-Kaufmann had worked as an assistant attorney general with the Office of Attorney General Child Support Division in El Paso since 2013. She represented the state in court involving the establishment and enforcement of child support cases, Alejandro Garcia, a spokesman for the Texas Attorney General’s Office, told the newspaper.
Kaufmann worked as an assistant attorney general with the child support division from 2010-2014 and again from 2016 until May 2019. He was hired by El Paso County, where he is employed as an attorney for the El Paso Domestic Relations Office, but he was still handling child support enforcement cases because of a contract between the county and the state child support division, according to Garcia.
In a strange twist to this story, this was not the first fatality at this property. Two years earlier, someone cut his arm on the glass while trying to break in, and bled to death.