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Families Grieve After Lauderhill Man Kills Wife, Himself

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LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) -- Two Broward families are grieving over the lives lost in what investigators are calling a murder-suicide.

Luckson Tilus shot and killed his estranged wife Wilner before turning the gun on himself, investigators said.

According to Wilner's mother, Luckson Tilus showed up to her Lauderhill home on N.W. 52nd Avenue at 5 a.m. Friday in a rage.

"He shot my daughter three times and punched me in the face," said Rosita Claude.

Investigators said Luckson Tilus then drove with his one-year-old daughter to his sister's house in North Lauderdale.

"After leaving the child in the custody of a relative, he came out and shot himself," said BSO Spokeswoman Gina Carter.

Tilus' family said Luckson was upset that his estranged wife had gotten a restraining order against him, preventing him from seeing his daughter.

James Altidor, who has a 4-year-old daughter with the victim, struggled Friday with how he would tell the child that her mother is gone.

"I don't know what to say," was the only thing that came to his mind.

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