The South Bethlehem woman shot to death in her home Tuesday night was a 38-year-old mother of three who police say was gunned down by the father of the children, who then turned the gun on himself.
Margie Reyes, of 1501 E. Seventh St., died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to police, and the man who killed her is at St. Luke's Hospital due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. Police said he's expected to survive; he was well enough to speak to officers on Wednesday.
Reyes' brother, Gilbert Reyes, of Washington, N.J., said police told the family that his sister's longtime beau, and the father of her three children, Luis Montero, killed her and tried to kill himself.
Montero, 41, lives in Clifton, N.J., Gilbert Reyes said, and had an on-off relationship with Margie Reyes for more than 20 years. Reyes said the two had a rough time the last couple of years. Public records also list Montero as a resident at Reyes' home.
"They had their ups and downs," Reyes said. "I had no clue that he was that far gone."