Police investigate double shooting in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Kansas – Police say a double shooting in the southeast Kansas town of Augusta is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Two people were found dead in a home Thursday evening around 9:40 p.m. after a 12-year-old boy called police to report shots fired in the house.

The victims were identified as 45-year-old Gary Weaver and his 31-year-old wife Erin.

Police were called to the scene after a 12-year-old boy locked himself in the room.

“The boy in the house called our dispatch/911 center got on the line. He had locked himself in his bedroom and told the dispatcher he had heard multiple shots and heard his mother screaming,” said Chief Tyler Brewer, Augusta Police Department.

They arrived and pulled the boy out the house through the window. 

Brewer says the dispatcher did an excellent job at keeping the boy inside calm.

“I listened to a portion of the tape, and I couldn’t be prouder of that young man. Because of his forethought, the questions that he asked, he kept the boy calm talked him in to climbing out the window, got officers positioned properly to retrieve the young man and get home to safety.”

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