A Maryland family of four is dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Brooklyn Park.
Just before 9 a.m., police say they arrived at a home on the 600 block of Wood Street after receiving a call from the mother of the owner.
The woman told police that she received a text message from her son, 33-year-old Kelly Brian Thompson, which made her concerned for the safety of Thompson and his family.
While speaking to the woman, police heard a gunshot from inside the home. Officers quickly entered the house and found Thompson dead on the floor with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police also found the body of Kelly’s wife, Nina Thompson, 34, and her twins Taishawn and Treshawn Pugh, 15. All three died from gunshot wounds. Taishawn and Treshawn were not Kelly’s biological children.
Police believe that Kelly shot his wife and stepchildren to death before shooting himself. The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently investigating.