A 15-year-old Texas teenager shot and killed his entire family, posted photos of bodies online and then killed himself, officials said Thursday.
Aransas nearby police officers and the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office said the teen has been identified as William Quins Colburn III. After killing his sister and parents, the teen posted graphic pictures of their bodies on social media and threatened to continue the violence at a school.
Police tracked a teen at a recreational vehicle park in Aransas County, South Texas, on Wednesday night after being alerted to images on social media. They asked him to come outside their motor home but he refused. Then they heard a gunshot, the police said.
“The RV was entered and the graphic scene shared on social media was immediately searched,” the Aransas Pass Police Department said in a statement. “The male juvenile was also found dead of gunshot wounds. In all, investigators found 4 dead bodies and 2 dead dogs.”
San Patricio County Sheriff Oscar Rivera said three people were also shot dead. The deceased have been identified as the teenager’s father William Colburn Jr., mother Jana Colburn and sister Emma Colburn (13).
Police said they “would have been working on an even more tragic incident later this morning” if they had not been alerted to the teen’s threats by social media users.
Mahariah Bates, who identified herself as the teen’s sister and the eldest of 11 Colburn children, is capital accumulation For the last rites of his deceased family members.
“We are deeply saddened by the incidents that have come to light today. Like many in the community, we are hurt, angry, sad, and above all, [there is] feeling of emptiness,” she said Granthshala. We should celebrate our mother’s 53rd birthday today. Instead, we have to run around and try to figure out how we’re going to comfort them all. “
Ms Bates said: “While we appreciate and understand so much of the sentiment being shared with us on behalf of all of our siblings, I ask you to pay attention to the way it all Happened, we are still mourning 4 persons. We want you to donate, share and also understand in your heart that we are grieving.”
She said that her brother got a call from an Aransas Pass judge who told him about the triple murder and suicide.
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Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Texas