William Quince Colburn murdered kinfolk earlier than killing himself

A South Texas teen murdered three members of the family, posted graphic images of his carnage on social media after which killed himself when cops closed in, authorities mentioned.

William Quince Colburn III gunned down William Colburn Jr., 63, Janna Colburn, 53, and Emma Colburn, 13, inside a leisure car close to Aransas Cross, authorities mentioned. 

Cops started investigating Colburn III after being alerted to the disturbing photographs he posted Wednesday in a gaggle on social media, the Aransas Cross Police Division mentioned in a press release. 

Within the put up, Colburn III had threatened to proceed the violence at a faculty, authorities mentioned. 

Police tracked the teenager Wednesday night time to an RV park close to Aransas Cross, authorities mentioned. Once they requested him to step outdoors, he refused, cops mentioned.

Authorities then heard a gunshot and the thud of somebody falling to the ground, police mentioned. 

When cops entered the RV, they discovered Colburn III useless from a gunshot wound — in addition to the our bodies of three different victims, cops mentioned. 

San Patricio County Sheriff Oscar Rivera mentioned Colburn III and the three victims have been associated, however he didn’t but know the specifics. 

Investigators additionally discovered the our bodies of two canine within the RV, authorities mentioned. 

Police mentioned that if it weren’t for the “speedy motion” of the social media web site and the opposite teen members of the group the place the menace was posted, “we would properly have been engaged on an much more tragic occasion later this morning.”

“I’m glad that we have been capable of finding him earlier than one thing worse may have occurred,” Rivera mentioned.

It was unclear which faculty the teenager was focusing on — as he wasn’t registered at any native faculties and gave the impression to be homeschooled.

“I’m unsure which faculty he deliberate to assault however he definitely had the weapons and ammunition to take action,” Rivera mentioned.

With Publish wires

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