Father/stepfather kills 4 children, critically injures biological mother, police say

Posted at 5:30 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 07:18:16-04

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — Police in Dearborn Heights are investigating a reported quadruple homicide, in which a man is accused of killing two of his own kids, two of his stepchildren, and critically injuring their biological mother.

According to WXYZ in Detroit, the horrific investigation began unfolding at approximately 1:20 a.m. A man had called to report he had just murdered his entire family. When police arrived, he was still there, and is now in custody.

Upon further investigation, police located the bodies of four children.  Two teenagers  — a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old — were found shot and killed inside the home. Two younger children —  a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old — were found in a vehicle, apparently suffocated with exhaust fumes.  It is not clear which children are the suspect’s biological children, and which are his stepchildren.

The mother of all four children was also shot and slashed in the attack. She was last listed in critical condition.

The incident appears to have started as a domestic situation.