Grantsville Shooting Suspect Arrested
Haynie’s family that lost four members in an alleged shooting by a teenage relative have been pictured smiling at a football game.
Police were called to the home of the Haynie family in the Salt Lake City suburb of Grantsville at around 7.30 pm on Friday after a neighbor heard gunshots.
The names of the victims have not been released, and their identities may not be publicly known until Monday, Fields said.
Haynie’s family Shooting Suspect
A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied the fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday.
Police were still trying to piece together who’s who and what happened leading up to Friday night’s shooting in Grantsville. Investigators believe the victims are all related to one another, and officials declined to release information about the shooter other than he is a juvenile male.
“We’re trying to make certain that we verify people’s relationships among the deceased and the survivor,” Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields told The Associated Press Saturday. “As for motive, we don’t have any of that.”
The suspect has not been identified, but is known to be under 18 and related to all four people killed as well as the man injured, Deseret News reported.
The boy faces 10 charges, the most serious being aggravated homicide, she said. Police were not able to release his identity because he has been charged as a juvenile.
Officials said he is the only suspect. His relationship to the victims was not immediately clear.
Utah town Grantsville Shooting
The Haynie family lost four members in an alleged shooting by a teenage relative. Danny Haynie, pictured in a blue cap, was not at home at the time, while his father, pictured left, was injured but survived
Police authorities confirmed that an adult female, two juvenile females, and one juvenile male had been found dead inside a property at 93 Eastmoor Drive.
Who is Danny Haynie
The eldest son, 24-year-old Danny Haynie, pictured in a blue cap, is reportedly a student at Utah Valley University and was not at the home at the time of the shooting.
One of his two brothers is believed to be the juvenile male killed.
‘ALL I CAN ASK IS FOR YOUR SUPPORT’
After news of the shooting emerged, Danny wrote on Facebook that his family lived on the street on which it had taken place and that he couldn’t get hold of them.
Several hours later, he posted that he was with his father, who he confirmed was in a stable condition, and thanked commenters for their support.
“I just want to thank you all for your prayers and your support toward me and my dad,” he wrote.
“All I can ask is for your continued support. Seriously, thank you.”
He also wrote on twitter: “Always keep your loved ones close to you, my friends.
“You never know when your last interaction with someone might be your last.”
The description on a fundraiser set up for Danny and his father by a community Facebook group read: “A local family suffered a great loss this weekend.
“A Mom and her 3 minor children were killed and the Father was hospitalized in Critical condition.
“The family now has to pay the very expensive funeral and medical expenses related to this tragedy.”
The page has so far raised more than $24,000 of a $30,000 target.