15-year-old kills 3 family members, posts it on social media, then dies by suicide when police come
The teenager who murdered three members of his own his family and posted images of their bodies on social media died by suicide after officers found him at his home. As per horrific reports, the teenager had threatened to continue his killing spree at school. Authorities said yesterday, September 16 that they started an investigation after being alerted to the images of the suspect’s dead family members on social media.
Authorities said how they tracked the teen, William Quince Colburn III, late Wednesday night to a recreational vehicle park.
Officers there asked him to step out of his motor home in Texas, but he refused. A single shot then rang out, followed by the sound of a body hitting the ground.
Police entering the motor home were met with a truly devastating scene. Not only did they find his body, but also the bodies of three others who had been shot to death. They were identified as William Colburn Jr., 63, Janna Colburn, 53, and Emma Colburn, 13.
“I’m glad that we were able to find him before something worse could have happened,” said the County Sheriff Rivera.
“I’m not sure which school he planned to attack but he certainly had the weapons and ammunition to do so.”
Police also praised the swift actions of the social media site upon which Colburn made further threats. Had it not been for them alerting the authorities swiftly, Rivera said “we might well have been working on an even more tragic event later this morning.”
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