Father ‘shoots 9-year-old son dead before turning gun on himself’

The apparent murder-suicide took place at the Trellis at the Lakes apartment complex in St Petersburg, Florida (Picture: Trellis at the Lakes)

A father reportedly shot and Ki**ed his 9-year-old son before turning the gun and killing himself, according to St Petersburg police.

Police responded to the Trellis at the Lakes apartment complex in Florida shortly after 9.45am on Monday, the St Petersburg Police Department said.

Cops received the call shortly after the child’s mother went to 44-year-old Kevin Bybee’s apartment to pick up their son Andres Chateau, reported.

The ‘father was not responding to calls or knocks on the door’, said police, according to .

Police said they had to call the apartment manager to open the door at building 39 of the complex. Once inside, they found Bybee and Andrews with gunshot wounds, WTVT reported.

Preliminary evidence showed that the father shot his son and then shot himself.

Bybee was estranged from his son as well as the boy’s mother, cops said.

The apartment complex is located at 11401 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street North. An investigation is ongoing.

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