Police: Florida man fatally shoots wife, 2 sons and self

Posted at 5:50 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 05:50:08-04

HAINES CITY, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his wife and two teenage sons before turning the gun on himself over the weekend.

Haines City police say officers found four people dead after responding to a 911 call at the family’s home Sunday morning.

Police say 43-year-old Mark Joseph had called 911 and told dispatchers that he had shot his wife and children. Police say he then told the dispatcher that he intended to shoot himself and that the door would be unlocked.

Responding officers found all four family members dead from gunshot wounds to the head.