Police Say Man Kills 2 Son, Himself in St. Louis County

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 6, 2016 Updated: November 6, 2016

St. Louis County police say a man killed his two young sons before apparently fatally shooting himself.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://j.mp/2ft9Wje) police identified the dead as 43-year-old Christopher Cadenbachand his two sons, 5-year-old Ethan Cadenbach and 4-year-old Owen Cadenbach.

St. Louis County Deputy Chief Ken Cox said the father was being sought Saturday on a warrant for domestic abuse issued in Franklin County.

He said Cadenbach spent Saturday with his children and his mother and later began making statements that alarmed his mother, who called police when he left with the children.

The car was later spotted in a St. Louis County park. Both boys were dead when police reached the car.

Cox says officers exchanged shots with the father, who then reportedly took his own life.