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Man suspected of killing one teenage son, wounding wife and four other children in rampage

A San Bernardino man allegedly killed his 16-year-old son and wounded his wife and four other children, including his 8-year-old daughter, in an early morning rampage in the city’s Del Rosa neighborhood, authorities said.

The attack was so bloody and vicious that investigators still were trying to determine what weapon, or weapons, were used.

Ian Roderiquez, 35, was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and torture, said Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect’s wife, 35-year-old Sujal, suffered severe injuries and, along with his four other children, remained hospitalized, Bachman said.

“A neighbor about 9:15 this morning called 911, saying that a male subject at a nearby residence was screaming for help," Bachman said.

When police arrived at the house in the 6600 block of Merito Avenue, they detained Roderiquez as he was leaving. Deputies then entered the home and found the victims, Bachman said.

Earlier reports described the attack as a stabbing, although detectives still are trying to determine how the injuries were inflicted, she said.

“It wasn’t apparent from just looking at the victims if there was a weapon used, or more than one type of weapon used," Bachman said. 

The teen boy killed was identified as Richard Roderiquez. The injured children were Jacob, 13; Gabriel, 12; Daniella, 10; and Yasmine, 8.

All of the injured children were expected to survive and will be placed in the custody of the county’s children and family services agency when released from the hospital, Bachman said.


Father tortured family before killing son, wounding wife, four kids, police say

-- Phil Willon 

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