A 44-year-old man identified as Kevin Bybee reportedly killed his 9-year-old identified as Andres Chateau before Killing himself at an apartment complex in northern St. Petersburg.
Salemgists learnt that officers were dispatched around 9:45 a.m. for a welfare check at the Trellis at the Lakes Apartment Complex on Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. They were told to check up on a father and his young son.
The St. Pete Police Department explained in an email:
“The mother of the child was there to pick-up her son and the estranged father
was not responding to calls or knocks on the door.”
Police statement said the mother asked property management to open the door to the unit. Inside, the property management found both the father and son dead from gunshot wounds before police arrived.
Based on the initial investigation, detectives say it seems the father shot his son before turning the gun on himself.