Triple homicide-suicide in the 5700 block of 209th ST E. Deceased are two toddlers under 5 years old and their mother. Suspect is father who committed suicide after calling 911 and stating he was responsible for homicides. Transitioning from SWAT operations to investigations.
When officers eventually entered the house, they found the bodies of a 29-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and their two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. All had gunshot wounds. The wife and children were in their beds.
The man was a member of the Air Force who was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The family was from New Hampshire.
Police are investigating what events led up to the homicides. Troyer said there had been no previous police calls at that address.