Joseph Jones (Boyfriend kills mom, Daughter) Wiki – Joseph Jones Biography
A Missouri mother’s boyfriend shot her and her 6-year-old daughter to death Saturday and wounded the woman’s two other children, police said, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Joseph Jones, 40, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Bernadetta Cooper, 40, and Doryan Bryant, 6, according to the newspaper.
Jones has also been charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, four counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Cooper’s two other daughters were injured in the shooting: a 10-year-old girl was scraped and a 16-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder. Both are expected to recover.
When St Louis County Police arrived on the scene in Jennings Saturday afternoon, Cooper was dead, the girl had been shot multiple times. They took her to a hospital, where they pronounced her dead.
The 10-year-old boy made the 911 call to report the shooting, police spokesman Benjamin Granda said. When police arrived, he said, “they heard screaming and they headed towards the screaming.”
Police said they recovered two firearms at the scene, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol. They believe both were used in the shooting.