The suspect in a Kentucky college taking pictures that left two youngsters useless has been recognized as Gabe Parker, the son of a web-based newspaper editor.
When Parker’s mom Mary Garrison Minyard heard gunfire had damaged out on the Marshall County Excessive Faculty in Benton on Tuesday, she rushed to the scene solely to study the suspected shooter was her personal son, in accordance with the Courier Journal.
Authorities haven’t named the 15-year-old, who stays in custody as authorities collect proof to assist making an attempt him as an grownup.
The suspected shooter barged into the college’s frequent space round eight a.m., unleashing a hail of bullets that killed Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope.
Secret Holt, who obtained a cellphone name from her daughter earlier than she died, stated, “All I may hear was voices and chaos within the background and she or he couldn’t say something.”
“I referred to as her identify again and again and she or he by no means responded, so we rushed to the highschool…”
Brian Cope stated he knew Preston was shot when he arrived on the college, peered into an ambulance, and noticed the socks he laid out for his son the night time earlier than.
Preston Cope, who was shot within the head and hand, died on his option to the hospital, his father instructed the Courier Journal.
One other 14 victims have been shot, whereas 4 others have been injured as they tried to flee the chaotic scene.
Parker was described by pals, classmates and neighbors as a quiet boy who performed the trombone and was near his grandmother.
Ashley Collie, a sophomore who was in Parker’s math class two years in the past, instructed the Courier Journal he appeared “like a very good child” who stored to himself.
Parker’s dad and mom divorced when he was simply 5, and his father Austin Parker remarried Jennifer Lynn Parker earlier than they separated in 2016.
Austin Parker allegedly slapped his second spouse throughout an argument, and was charged with fourth-degree assault, in accordance with the Courier Journal.
He pleaded responsible to a dysfunction conduct and served 90 days in jail.
Jennifer Lynn Parker stated her husband was “controlling” and a “bully” with a “quick fuse,” in a petition for a home violence order.