New details in Killeen murder-suicide

POSTED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 5:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

KILLEEN -- We now have more answers on a murder-suicide in Killeen Monday.

Police say it looks like a 15-year-old  Frederick Delano shot his 39-year-old father, Vance Thomas Delano, Jr. in his sleep before turning the gun on himself.

"It's kind of hard, but eventually they have to go and speak with the family and see if anything led up to it and what not. So, it takes a little bit of investigation," said Killeen Police Spokeswoman, Carroll Smith.

It happened in the 800 block of Turtlebend.

Police say a family friend wasn't able to get a hold of the two so she went to the home to check on them.

That's when she found the boy and his father dead.

The man's girlfriend and her family are starting to move some things out the home where the shooting happened. She declined to comment, but one man helping the family said you never expect a tragedy like this to happen to you.

Neighbors say the same thing. They say they didn't see them much except when the teen's mother dropped him off at his dad's home.

Autopsies have now been ordered.

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