A husband and wife in Virginia were shot dead after they tried to get their teenage daughter to end her relationship with a 17-year-old boy with neo-Nazi views, family members said.
Police say the boyfriend shot and killed Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, of Reston, Virginia.
The murder happened Friday at approximately 5am when the parents caught the boy in their 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Police will not release the name of the boyfriend because of his age.
According to police, after the teen allegedly shot the parents, he then shot himself in the head. He survived the self-inflicted blast, and is in the hospital in critical condition.
On Dec. 17, Kuhn-Fricker sent an email to the principal of the Fairfax County, Va., private school that the daughter and her boyfriend attended, alerting the principal about her concern regarding the boy’s beliefs. In the email, the concerned mother attached images of the boy’s social media account in which he had retweeted messages praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” and making derogatory comments about Jews.”
The two parents then tried to convince their daughter to stay away from hate-filled boy. According to the Washington Post, the girl agreed it was in her best interests to end the relationship.
But two days later, the parents went to check in on their daughter after possibly hearing a noise. They discovered the boyfriend in their daughter’s bedroom. The girl’s father shouted at the boy, telling him to leave and never return. The boy then pulled out a gun and fatally shot both parents before turning the gun on himself.
The teen has been charged with two counts of murder. Meanwhile, police are investigating the boy’s alleged Neo-Nazi connection.
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