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Police on Thursday concluded that policeman Michael Fisher, who was found fatally shot last week next to his wife and two children in their Hod Hasharon home, had in fact carried out the murder-suicide himself.

Investigators have ruled out the possibility that an external source was involved in the death of the family.

Colleagues of Fisher, an officer in the Central District Police central crime unit, broke into the family home last Thursday morning after the pair failed to report to work.

They found the bodies of Michael, Hila and their 3-year-old son Yuval in the living room; all had been shot. The Fishers' 2-month-old daughter, Yarden, was found shot in her crib.

Police believe Michael, 29, shot first Hila, 30, a training officer in the Sharon District Police, while she was in the shower.

She apparently dragged herself into the living room before collapsing.

Michael then shot Yuval, who approached him after hearing the shots, and then went into the children's bedroom, where he shot Yarden.

Detectives believe he then shot his family members again at close range, before shooting himself in the head in the living room.