A Texas man shot his ex-wife, her new boyfriend and his own three children before killing himself, police said.
Justin Painter on Wednesday shot and killed Seth Richardson, 29, and Painter’s three children — Drake, 4; Caydence, 6; and Odin, 8 — in Ponder, near Fort Worth, police said. He also shot his ex, Amanda Simpson, who survived.
Before his rampage, Painter had filed a temporary restraining order against Simpson, according to court documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News. The couples’ divorce —initiated by Painter in August 2017 — was finalized in March after five years of marriage. Painter was given primary custody of the children.
Police were called to Simpson’s home Wednesday morning with reports of a burglary in progress. Officers found five people dead and Simpson critically injured, according to the Star-Telegram.
Here’s what we know so far:
• Investigators determined that the shooter was