A man, who shot and killed his girlfriend, turned the gun on himself at their Poinciana home on Thursday, after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrived to investigate threats to harm himself.
Polk deputies responded to the home in the Poinciana area of Kissimmee early Thursday morning, and learned that the man, 38-year-old Jason Ramirez Comas, had shot and killed his live-in girlfriend. He then refused to exit the home.
Family of the 33-year-old victim had not been able to contact her or Comas, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The victim’s parents went to the couple’s home near Lake Marion Creek Road and Cedar Road, at around 12:50 a.m., to see if they could make contact in person.
When Comas saw them pull up to the house, he called the victim’s mother on the phone. He told her to wait outside for a couple of minutes before coming in and taking their two young girls out of the house. She removed both girls, but did not see her daughter or Comas inside, the report stated.
At around 12:53 a.m., deputies were sent to the home in reference to Comas having a gun and he was threatening to kill himself.
When deputies arrived at the home, they were able to communicate with Comas through the door. That’s when he told deputies that he shot and killed his girlfriend.
He also told the deputies that he was a former police officer in Puerto Rico, and that he would not harm them. However, if they came into the house, Comas said he would kill himself, the report stated.
The Polk SWAT team responded and handled the matter as a hostage scene because it didn’t know the girlfriend’s condition at the time. Over the next few hours, SWAT members tried to convince Comas to surrender peacefully.
SWAT then used a robot to go the home to provide video, and at around 8:30 a.m. The robot allowed deputies to see Comas lying dead on a bed with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The victim was found lying on the floor next to the bed, also deceased.
“At this time, it is unknown how long the victim has been dead. What I can tell you now is that this was a tragic and evil thing that occurred here overnight, and our hearts ache for the family, and those young girls,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.