A Massachusetts man fatally shot his fiancée’s father and wounded her sister and mother before turning the gun on himself following an argument over living arrangements.
Police responded to Fall River early Wednesday morning after the shooter’s fiancée called and reported that her betrothed, 25-year-old Christopher Jean Baptiste, had shot three of her family members and then himself, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn told WCVB.
The fiancee’s family had moved into the young couple’s home several months ago while they looked for another place to live, according to officials.
According to the DA’s office, Jean Baptiste informed his fiancée on Tuesday that he wanted her family to leave. Hours later, he allegedly told her that her family had to leave immediately while holding a gun.
Jean Baptiste got into a fight with his fiancée’s 69-year-old father, Hubert Labasquin, and was shot at one point.
While the fiancee dialed 911, Jean Baptiste allegedly shot her mother and sister before himself.
Labasquin was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and pronounced dead. Jean Baptiste was declared dead at Saint Anne’s Hospital.
The fiancée’s mother, 59, and 25-year-old sister were taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officials stated that the investigation is ongoing and that there is no ongoing threat to the community.