SPANAWAY, Wash. - Authorities say a member of the U.S. Air Force in Washington state fatally shot his two young children and their mother before killing himself.
The Pierce County Sheriff's office said early Tuesday that they found the bodies inside a home near Spanaway, about 45 miles south of Seattle, after the man called 911 reporting that he killed his family.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told KOMO that investigators have learned the father had been upset and had a past incident in which he mentioned suicide.
Troyer also stated family members say the couple may have had a divorce proceeding about to start.
Authorities, including U.S. Air Force personnel from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, continue to investigate.