Dad QUINCY KELLY is suspected in the murder-suicide of his wife and 13-year-old daughter.
Hat tip to Joan for finding this.
Shooting deaths of Sunrise family may be murder-suicide, police say
By Mike Clary and Juan Ortega
South Florida Sun Sentinel
12:37 p.m. EDT, September 28, 2009
SUNRISE - The deaths of a Sunrise man, his wife and their daughter who were found shot in their home could be a murder-suicide, police said today.
Police have not released the names of those who died, but family friend Sam Mitchell identified them as Quincy Kelly, 35; his wife Lisa, 32; and their 13-year-old daughter Soraya, a student at Westpine Middle School.
Mitchell said Quincy Kelly had recently lost his job, but he didn't think it was related to what happened.
"No one knows exactly what happened," said Mitchell, one of dozens of parishioners from the Kelly family's church who gathered at the Kellys' house over the weekend.
Police discovered the family just before 2 a.m. Sunday when they responded to a domestic disturbance call from the residence in the 8100 block of Northwest 21st St.
Relatives of Quincy Kelly let police officers into the home and directed them to a locked rear bedroom. When they got no response from inside the room, police broke down the door, according to police spokesman Lt. Brian Gerity.
While a murder-suicide is a possibility, police said they are still investigating and can't say for sure yet. No other details are available.
Mitchell said he has known the Kelly family for years through the Lauderdale Lakes church where they worshiped, the Episcopal Church of the Atonement.
Kelly and his wife were natives of Jamaica, said Mitchell, as are many members of the Church of the Atonement.
Church services were proceeding normally Sunday when Pastor Earl Henry, reading from a note he had just been handed, delivered the bad news.
"We all just got up and left immediately," Mitchell said. "It was a total shock."
Mitchell described Kelly as "one happy person, very humorous." He said he spoke to Kelly on Thursday, and "There was no sign of anything like this."
Mitchell said Kelly worked with computers and loved cars.
In front of the house were at least two vehicles offered for sale. A voice message at the number on the cars identified the seller as Sunrise Auto Brokers.
Mitchell said that Kelly's mother, Fay Kelly, and his aunt also live at the house.
He described Fay Kelly and the aunt, whose name he did not know, as too shaken by the killings to speak to reporters.
Veronica Chester, who lives across the street from the homicide scene, said, "You would never expect this in our neighborhood."