Troy police investigate possible murder-suicide

By: Brendan Losinski | Troy Times | Published December 27, 2021


The Troy police responded to 911 calls following an incident in the early hours of Dec. 27 that they believe may have been a murder-suicide.

The calls came in at 12:23 a.m. from a 62-year-old man who said he had been shot by his 23-year-old son inside the victim’s home on Lark Drive, near Coolidge Highway and Wattles Road. A call also was received from a nearby resident who reported that a vehicle had crashed into a tree on Parrot Drive, near Edgemont Drive.

Police arrived at the scene and found the 62-year-old man wounded and a 23-year-old man, believed to be the twin brother of the suspect, shot dead in the basement. A 64-year-old woman was also in the house at the time, but she was uninjured. The 62-year-old man was transported to a hospital and was described by police as being in “critical but stable condition.”

The vehicle that crashed into the tree was registered to the Lark residence. Police said that the suspect was found inside, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The family dog was also found shot and deceased in the backseat of the vehicle. 

Police believe the suspect was responsible for the shooting death of his twin brother in the basement of the residence and the shooting of their father upstairs before fleeing in the vehicle, crashing, and killing both himself and the pet. 

Investigators said that all involved are fully cooperating with the investigation.

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.