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Ex-Girlfriend, One of 3 Killed in Vista Murder-Suicide, Identified

Around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, deputies first responded to a report of a fight at a home on Phil Mar Lane in Vista

A woman found dead inside a Vista home early Monday has been identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office. 

Kimberley Williams, 52, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO). The suspect, who has not yet been identified, also shot Williams' brother before turning the gun on himself, deputies said. 

The incident began to unfold around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, when deputies first responded to a report of a fight at a home on Phil Mar Lane in Vista. When deputies arrived on scene, the people inside the residence refused to cooperate, SDSO said.

The location of the neighborhood is northeast of State Route 78 and southwest of S Santa Fe Avenue.

At the same time, deputies arrested a man as he was driving away from that home. He told investigators that he had sustained injuries in an altercation with Williams' brother at their house.

The man was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol but due to his injuries, he was released around 1 a.m.

Hours later, investigators were called to the same home on Phil Mar Lane just after 5:30 a.m.

A friend of someone living at the home said she had arrived to find three people dead inside the house.

"They are in different rooms throughout the house," Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam said.

It appears the man killed Williams and her brother before killing himself following his release, the sheriff's department said.

Williams' brother has not yet been identified. 

SDSO said the suspect was a 52-year-old man.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477 or the Homicide Detail at (858)974-2321.

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