ARANSAS PASS, Texas (ValleyCentral) – The St. Patrick’s County sheriff’s office is investigating a triple murder-suicide after a 15-year-old boy shared “disturbing” photos on social media and threatened a local school.
Aransas Pass PD was alerted by the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen that a teenage boy was sharing photos on social media this Thursday around 2 p.m.
Police told the St. Patrick’s sheriff’s office that the boy, identified as William Quince Colburn III, had threatened to “continue his violence at a school in the area.”
Deputies and police found the boy living in a parked rolling stock on South Street shopping street in Aransas Pass, which is a couple of miles north of Corpus Christi.
Authorities arrived at the scene and spoke with the teen from outside the RV and asked him to leave.
Sheriff Oscar Rivera claimed Quince denied the authority’s request and then a single shot was heard.
When officers entered the residence, they found the bodies of William Colburn Jr., 63, Janna Colburn, 53, Emma Colburn, 13, two dogs, and 15, according to Sheriff Rivera.
“Our investigation continues into this sad tragedy and of course we have so many unanswered questions that we are trying to find answers to,” Sheriff Rivera said in a statement.
The cause of death has not been released. The Ingleside police department also worked the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation.