MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Court filings indicate that a man shot his mother and brother before fatally shooting himself in Apple Valley over the weekend.
Police say shortly after noon on Saturday, someone called officers reporting that multiple people inside were shot. When officers arrived, they found an adult woman and two adult men dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Relatives have identified the three as 60-year-old Janice Petrovich, 27-year-old Alexander Petrovich and 23-year-old Jonathan “Jack” Petrovich.
The new information comes from a search warrant affidavit filed in Hennepin County District Court on Tuesday.
Additionally, the court documents say that two dogs were also shot and killed in the incident.
The documents say that Alexander Petrovich has been described by both relatives and neighbors as an “undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who was subject to fits of rage and confrontational behavior.”
His father died last July, according to the documents.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said evidence in the home supported the “murder/suicide scenario.”
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