A Texas teen and his school teacher mom were fatally shot by his estranged step-father on his 17th birthday this week in a harrowing double murder-suicide, according to reports.
Holly Beverly, 39, who worked at Hope Works Christian Academy, and her son Titus Akins were gunned down in their west Fort Worth apartment early Tuesday, WFAA reported.
The shooter, Timothy Beverly, also 39 — who was not Titus’ biological father — then turned the weapon on himself, The Dallas Morning News reported, citing the medical examiner who listed his cause of death as suicide.
Holly and Timothy Beverly were “estranged spouses that have reportedly been apart for approximately two to three years,” according to the report.
A neighbor told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she heard banging, shouting and a man yelling at someone in the home to “give me my boy, give me that boy.”
Titus Akins was celebrating his 17th birthday. Facebook
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