Once again, a control freak daddy who just had to have the last word--even if that last word was bloodshed. UNNAMED DAD shot his toddler son to death. And that was after beating up the boy's mom, who wanted to divorce his freaking @$$. Imagine that.
More stupid people who thought this looked like a "happy couple." Folks, you really have no idea. It's amazing how many sicko killers come across as "nice" in a superficial way.
Last Updated: October 24. 2011 9:07AM
Father, toddler dead after gunfire at Farmington Hills apartment
Serena Daniels/ The Detroit News
Farmington Hills— A 22-month-old boy and his father died early Sunday morning following an apparent murder-suicide in the family's apartment, police said.
Police suspect a contentious pending divorce is at the heart of the deaths, which occurred just after midnight at the Green Hills Apartments on the 22000 block of Green Hill Road.
A woman at that address called police at 12:11 a.m. to say her husband assaulted her.
When police arrived and tried to enter the apartment, they heard several gunshots fired from inside, a police news release said.
Inside the residence, police found the man, 34, and child dead in the boy's bedroom, with a shotgun lying on the floor next to the man.
Police did not say whether the two had gunshot wounds.
The bodies were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office. Both had gunshot wounds, the office said. Autopsies are pending.
The names of the man, child and woman have not been released.
"This kind of incident and crime scene has a significant emotional impact on all of the officers on the scene," Police Chief Chuck Nebus said in a statement.
Vanita Hicks, who lives next door to the family, didn't know her neighbors well, but she said the sight of the father pulling his smiling son in a wagon was common.
The small boy would wave to passers-by.
His parents "seemed like a happy couple," said Hicks, who had lived next to them for about six months.
"He was a lively, happy child," Hicks said.
That was all the more reason that Hicks was shocked by the commotion and eventual gunfire that erupted just after midnight Sunday in this otherwise sleepy luxury apartment community.
"Why did he kill the baby?" Hicks said as she began to weep.
She was watching television in her bedroom around midnight when she and her husband, who was in the living room, heard what they thought was a fight. "Next thing I knew, the police were there. ... They announced who they were and that's when we heard the gunshots," said Hicks.
She said she heard the crack of two to three gunshots.