Texas Sheriff Deputy Shot Son, Himself in Murder-suicide, Officials Say

A North Texas deputy sheriff and his son died in a murder-suicide, officials said. Officers were called about 10:40 a.m. Thursday to the home of Joseph Parker in the 1300 block of Cherry Street after a family friend discovered two bodies in a bedroom, Graham police said. Preliminary rulings from the Tarrant County medical examiner's office show that Parker shot his 27-year-old son Kensy, then himself, police said. Parker, 61, was last seen Jan. 24 when he left work early at about 4:30 p.m. The last time he had contact with anyone outside the home was through text message at about 9 p.m., police said. Graham police said in a prepared statement that the investigation has been difficult "for all the departments in our area."  Continue reading...

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