A White Plains man on Thursday shot and killed his son and daughter as well as her fiancé before taking his own life, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said.
“We received a call to 911 and the man said he’d killed some people and that he was going to kill himself,” Wade said.
Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown identified the suspect in the triple homicide as Tony Parker. No age was immediately available for Parker.
Dispatchers pulled Parker’s address and sent a deputy to the home on Chinch Creek Road in White Plains around 12:45 p.m., Wade said.
“When the deputy got there he found three bodies in the front yard, none of which were the man that called,” Wade said. “We pulled the coordinates of the origin of the 911 call and traced it back to the Rabbittown store.”
Brown identified the victims as 19-year-old Heather Parker and 20-year-old Brandon Roberts. Brown declined to name the 12-year-old boy who was also killed.
Deputies found Tony Parker with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, 3 miles from the home at the corner of Rabbittown Road and Red Road 55, the sheriff said.
Brown said Parker’s children did not regularly live with their father.
“That’s part of the ongoing investigation,” he said. “Why they were there.”
Brown said the four will be sent to Huntsville for autopsies.