Suspect in Ohio family killing threatened ‘big boom’ in 2009

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Neighbor Allegedly Kills 7-Year-Old Boy and Parents Before He is Fatally Shot by Police.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man suspected of killing three members of an Ohio family in their home including a 7-year-old boy was investigated six years ago for threatening a mass shooting, according to police records. A 12-year-old girl was in hospital Monday night after a neighbour allegedly killed her two parents and her seven-year-old brother in Columbus, Ohio, police said.

Police say Landon Anderson and his parents, John and Christina Anderson, were shot and killed by 50-year-old Barry Kirk in their Columbus home, a Columbus Division of Police spokeswoman tells PEOPLE. “I don’t know if this was a home invasion, if he was let into the house, if they knew the suspect,” Columbus police Sgt. Barry Kirk threatened the shooting after getting upset with an employee at the Ohio governor’s office in July 2009 over an unemployment claim, the records show. “I guess I’m going to have to make a big boom or start shooting people,” Kirk said, according to a copy of a state police report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Police officers on patrol in the neighborhood heard the initial gunshots and responded to the scene at the same time 911 calls came in about the shooting. The spokeswoman says that Kirk was a neighbor of the family and police are working to determine a motive along with the circumstances surrounding the murders. Those are “the questions that the investigator is going to be asking.” The suspect, Barry Kirk, 50, was shot by three officers Monday evening after a short chase outside a house on the city’s west side.

Jeff Drown, who described himself to the AP as a friend of the Anderson family, said that John, 31, had just started a pavement sealing business and was always willing to help others. Kirk ran across the street from the Andersons’ home toward his own house before turning around and reaching for his waist, a witness told the Dispatch. A weapon was found near the suspect, he said. “He’s just a good kid,” Drown, 51, said of the friend who was killed. “He don’t get into trouble.

Kirk pleaded guilty to telephone harassment in 2009, faced assault and domestic violence charges that were later dismissed in 2004 and served eight months on vandalism charges in the 1980s, according to records. A lawyer says body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot to death in his car had his hands in the air and did not pose a threat before police opened fire last week.

Jeansonne said “this was not a threatening situation for the police.” Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Stafford of Mansura and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr., of Marksville each is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. They have not released the footage or the calls, but Edmonson described the body camera footage at a news conference Friday as “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.” He added that the boy had died while still buckled into his seat in the car.

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