A teenage boy killed his parents and younger sister and posted gruesome photos of bloodshed on social media – before pointing a gun at two family dogs and then after the police themselves arrived.
William Quince Colburn III, 15, went to dad William Jr., 63, mom, who was celebrating his 53rd birthday, and 13-year-old Emma, who police say was a triple murder-suicide.
According to the police, he also posted pictures of his dead relatives on social media and threatened to attack a school.
Police arrived at the family’s RV home at Aransas Oaks RV Resort on S Commercial Drive in Ingleside, Texas, around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
“Officers heard a single shot and one person falling to the ground,” the Texas Aransas Pass Police Department said.
NS Statement Continued: “Was entered into the RV and immediately discovered the graphic scene shared on social media.”
Upon entering after a lone gunshot, officers and officers found the family, the dogs and the teenage boy dead.
William also transmitted “graphic images of dead persons, whom he identified as his family, to those he had killed” on social media platforms.
Police confirmed that William “threatened to continue the violence at a regional school” on Thursday morning.
The homeschooled teen did not specify which school he planned to target, Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
‘Women of all four’
Jana’s eldest daughter, Mahriya Martin Batts, has started a crowdfunding page as relatives mourn the loss of the family.
“This morning, we’re all so excited to wish our mom a very happy 53rd birthday,” a GoFundMe post worth more than $10,000 read.
“Instead, we are devastated by the news that has broken us to our core.”
The family said they were not able to explain how or why it happened.
“We are hurt,” he continued.
“We don’t understand. We’re lost. We’re angry.
“We’re asking that you please understand that no matter what events happened, that we are still mourning all 4.”
The local school district shared its support for the loss and confirmed that William was not an enrolled student.
“In this case the person was not enrolled in APISD and the APPD believes there is no threat to any of our campuses,” ISD near Aransas said in a statement. release.
It added: “We go with the family who caused the tragic loss of many family members in our community late this evening.”
The matter was still complicating the local authorities.
San Patricio County Sheriff Oscar RiverOne shared how shocked he and fellow officers are.
After releasing the names of the four people killed in the RV, he wrote, “Our investigation into this tragic tragedy is ongoing and of course we have many unanswered questions to which we are trying to find answers.”