Della Jette and Sterling Jette, Wiki, Bio
Della Jette and Sterling Jette were shot to death by their mother’s boyfriend Paul Ferguson, who then turned the gun on himself following an argument at their Watertown, Connecticut, home, authorities said.
BREAKING: 15 and 16 year old brother and sister – Della and Sterling Jette Jr – shot and killed inside their Litchfield Road, in Watertown this morning; an active police scene and Watertown PD are planning a 10a news conference. https://t.co/0RGMlQqbNF
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Teens High School, Education
The teens both attended Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury, and the superintendent of schools released a statement on Wednesday morning.
Della Jette and Sterling Jette Ages and Death
Police Officers found the 15-year-old daughter, Della Jette, on the deck with a gunshot wound to the chest.
16-year-old Son, Sterling Jette Jr., was found between the kitchen and living room with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Teens Murder By Moms Boyfriend (Paul Ferguson)
A Connecticut man fatally shot his girlfriend’s son and daughter after an argument about him smoking in the house, police in Watertown say. Paul Ferguson killed Della Jette, 15, and Sterling Jette, 16, before fatally shooting himself, according to police: https://t.co/6bKO5Jo1cV
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Police responded to the home just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had shot her children.
When officers arrived, 15-year-old Della Jette and 16-year-old Sterling Jette Jr. were found with life-threatening injuries, the Watertown Police Department said in a news release. They died at the hospital.
The boyfriend, identified as Paul W. Ferguson, 42, was pronounced dead at the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police. The mother was at home when the shootings occurred and was not injured.
“It became a little bit loud,” Gavallas said. “Ferguson was downstairs with the son watching TV. He came up and told the daughter to quiet down and not talk to her mother that way. They had a bit of a dust-up back and forth.”
Gavallas said Ferguson went into a bedroom, got a gun and shot Sterling in the leg when the teen came upstairs to confront him. Della went out onto a deck and the mother ran downstairs to call for help.
Ferguson followed Della out onto the deck and shot her in the chest before coming back inside and shooting Sterling in the chest, the chief said.
Police Investigation Reports
Police said Ferguson, a convicted felon, then closed himself in a bedroom and apparently shot himself. Because of his criminal background, he would not have been allowed to possess a firearm, according to police.
Along with Waterbury police, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating.
Ferguson had been dating the victims’ mother for roughly two years, police said.
#UPDATE: Still an active scene on Litchfield Rd in #Watertown
Police say Paul Ferguson, 42, shot his girlfriend’s children, Sterling Jette Jr., 16, and Della Jette, 15, before he shot & killed himself
The teens died at the hospital
There was an argument prior to the shooting pic.twitter.com/1U3DdL8HWs
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