CORSICANA, Texas — Four people, including a child, were killed and three more have been left critically injured after an overnight shooting spree in Navarro County, police in Corsicana say.
Police say they found the suspected gunman, identified as 41-year-old Kevin Milazzo, behind what they're calling a quadruple homicide critically injured after a brief pursuit of his vehicle. He died shortly after being transported to a hospital for injuries, officers say.
In a press release issued by Corsicana police chief Robert Johnson, the Corsicana Police Department received a 911 call at 12:06 on Saturday morning reporting that a suspect had allegedly killed his family. Responding officers say they found an adult male and female deceased from gunshot wounds upon arriving to the scene located on the 2900 Block of West 2nd Avenue of the suburb located 50 miles southeast of Dallas along Interstate 45.
The man and woman who were found dead were later identified as the suspect's stepfather, 68-year-old William Mimms, and mother, 61-year-old Connie Mimms.
Corsicana police say they also found two additional gunshot victims in critical condition on the scene they'd been dispatched to, and that they were taken to a Dallas-area trauma center.
Church members told WFAA, the Mimms would do a lot of outreach for the homeless population in Dallas.
“Connie would pick up people off the streets, she was the reason why we had a homeless outreach in our church,” said Haley Jenkins, a family friend.
Early Saturday morning, the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department also responded to a separate location near the intersection of Garrity and Stroud Streets in Frost, where they found the bodies of an adult male and a child dead from fatal gunshot wounds.
Police later identified the deceased man and child as the suspect's son, 21-year-old Joshua Milazzo, and the son of a former girlfriend, 4-year-old Hunter Freeman.
Officers say they also found a third victim, an adult female, at that second scene who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. She too was transported to a Dallas-area trauma center, per the press release. Her condition isn't known.
Officials say Kevin Milazzo was allegedly responsible for the deaths at both scenes, and that detectives were able to identify and track his vehicle by its GPS navigation system before intercepting it on FM-1129, just south of Roane Road. Law enforcement says it then used a monitoring service to remotely turn off the vehicle`s engine, at which point Corsicana SWAT officers approached the vehicle and found Milazzo critically injured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head.
“They strived to be examples for the community, and everyone in their life, and everyone that came in contact with them,” said Jenkins, of the family.
After treatment at the scene, police say ambulance personnel transported Milazzo to Navarro Regional Hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
"I've been living here for 16 years and it's scary," said Ethan Lusk, who lives near the home where the man and woman were found dead. "... It's just traumatizing to hear about."
"You don't expect it from a small town like this," another neighbor said.
The Community Chapel Church set up a GoFundMe for the family. If you would like to help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-the-mimms-family.