INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have positively identified the body of a man they say opened fire on an Inglewood family of five, then burned down his house.
The remains of 55-year-old Desmond Moses, which were found in the burned out house, were identified on Tuesday.
Investigators say that Moses blamed 33-year-old Filimon Lamas and his wife for getting him evicted. Moses lived in a back house on the same property as the family.
According to police, Moses burst into the family's home around 4 a.m. on Saturday wearing a dark cap and a white painter's mask.
Lamas was shielding two of his children when he was shot, according to Inglewood police. He was hit multiple times and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
His wife, Gloria Jimenez, fled from the home with her wounded 4-year-old son, jumping a fence as she tried to get help.
She suffered gunshot wounds to both of her legs and her pelvis. The 4-year-old boy, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, died at the hospital.
Additionally, a 7-year-old girl was shot in the chest, and a 6-year-old boy was shot in the pelvis. A fourth child, an 8-year-old boy, was found unharmed.
The mother and daughter were hospitalized in stable condition, while the 6-year-old boy was treated and then released on Sunday.
Shortly after the shooting rampage, Moses' home was consumed by flames. Authorities have said they believe he set it on fire.
A body, now confirmed to be Moses, was found inside the house wearing a bullet-resistant vest and holding a .38-caliber gun.
Additional ammunition was found in the pockets of the deceased, according to Inglewood police. The body also had a gunshot wound to the head.
There was apparently tension between Moses and the Lamas family, according to relatives.
They had called police several times asking them to conduct a welfare check after becoming concerned about Moses' increasing isolation and odd behavior.
The landlord said he had obtained an eviction order Tuesday that gave Moses 15 days to move out.
Jimenez had worried that Moses was "not all there," her brother Jaime told the Los Angeles Times.
He said Moses grunted when the family greeted him and complained when the children played in the yard between their houses.
Neighbors said Moses appeared to have no friends or family and had not paid rent in years.
Online records from the California Department of Consumer Affairs show that Moses has held a "guard/patrolperson registration" since 1984.
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