A northeast Denver woman who police said shot her three children before killing herself used two guns, court records show.
Mayra Perez, 23, used a shotgun and a handgun in the Feb. 6 shootings, Denver police homicide detectives wrote in an application to search the family's home in the 4900 block of North Pearl Street.
Perez, her older daughter, Nevaeh Morales, 4, and her son, Erick Perez, 1, died of gunshot wounds. Her other daughter, 2-year-old Isabel Perez, continues to recover from a gunshot to the head. She was transferred Monday from Denver Health Medical Center to Children's Hospital Colorado.
The search-warrant affidavit and its inventory offered new glimpses into the shootings, which confounded Mayra Perez's relatives in Canutillo, Texas. Her husband, Ricky Perez, told detectives they had argued the night before and that he went to a friend's house to cool off. The friends also told police he had stayed with them that night.
When he returned home at about 6 a.m. to take the children to school, he found their bodies inside a bedroom and called 911, the affidavit says.
Mayra Perez had a shotgun in her lap. An officer also noticed a small-caliber handgun on a mattress.
Detectives recovered shotgun shells, spent casings and spent bullets inside the home, according to an inventory.