A husband and wife had been shot dead in their Virginia property three days ahead of Christmas by a 17-year-old boy they had warned their daughter not to date since of his racist views, according to officials and news accounts.
The teenager shot Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, around 5 a.m. Friday prior to shooting himself, the police said.
The couple, who lived in Reston, Va., about 20 miles west of Washington, were pronounced dead at the scene. The teenager survived and was hospitalized in “life-threatening situation,” according to a statement from the Fairfax County Police Department. 4 other family members members who had been in the residence had been not hurt, the statement said.
Reem Awad, a police spokeswoman, mentioned the teenager, who is from Lorton, Va., was charged with two counts of murder. The department did not release his name since it does not typically identify suspects beneath 18, she stated.
Family members members lately tried to persuade Ms. Kuhn-Fricker’s 16-year-old daughter to stop seeing the teenager because they worried he was sharing white supremacist concepts with her, Janet Kuhn, Ms. Kuhn-Fricker’s mother, told The Washington Post.
A few days before her death, Ms. Kuhn-Fricker emailed administrators at her daughter’s high school and attached photos of social media posts she attributed to her daughter’s boyfriend that included anti-Semitic and homophobic content material and referred to Hitler, Nazi book burnings and white supremacy, The Post reported.
“I would feel a tiny poor reporting him if his online access was to essentially be a standard teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that,” Ms. Kuhn-Fricker mentioned in her email to the college. “He produced these selections. He is spreading hate.”
Ms. Kuhn said detectives believed Ms. Kuhn-Fricker and Mr. Fricker checked on their daughter on Friday morning and discovered the 17-year-old in her bedroom, leading to a confrontation that ended in their deaths.
Reached by phone on Sunday, Ms. Kuhn declined to comment.
Ms. Kuhn-Fricker was a lawyer who owned a business providing care and help to older adults. Mr. Fricker was a senior investigation psychologist for the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Published at Mon, 25 Dec 2017 21:57:50 +0000