Pleasanton murder-suicide victim identified

Pleasanton murder-suicide victim identified

(KRON) — The victim of an East Bay murder-suicide was identified through a GoFundMe page as Jasmine Monique del Mar.

The murder-suicide incident began on March 7 inside Mar’s home on Saginaw Circle in Pleasanton. Police said the victim’s estranged boyfriend broke into her home and shot her to death at 11:10 a.m.

Mar and her estranged boyfriend have a child together, police said. “The victim and the suspect have a child in common,” the Pleasanton Police Department wrote.

Jasmine Monique del Mar
Jasmine Monique del Mar (Image via GoFundMe)

Mar was alone when her ex-boyfriend forced his way inside the home with a gun, police said.

“He shot her several times before fleeing in a vehicle. Pleasanton officers arrived moments later and found the woman, deceased, inside the residence. An alert neighbor called to report the sound of gunshots, and provided a description of the associated vehicle.”

A Pleasanton police officer spotted the suspected killer’s vehicle and followed it on Interstate 580. The fleeing vehicle crashed into I-580’s center median in San Leandro, police said. After a standoff, officers found the ex-boyfriend dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, PPD said.

A GoFundMe page launched three days ago has raised nearly $30,000 to help support Mar’s young daughter, Sofia.

The page states, “Jasmine was a devoted mother to her 10 year old daughter Sofia. In support of Sofia and to honor our beautiful Jasmine, we are launching this GoFundMe effort. All proceeds will be dedicated to supporting Sofia as she navigates life without her beloved mother.”

Police Chief David Swing said his department is committed to supporting domestic violence victims. “This is a tragic incident. We encourage those in an abusive relationship and those affected by domestic violence to contact their local police department or local advocacy group for assistance,” Swing said.

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