4 people, including 3 children, found fatally shot inside Virginia

A Maryland man gunned down a Virginia woman and three of her kids, two of whom had been fathered by the alleged killer, authorities mentioned Friday.

Officers in Chesterfield County, Virginia, answered stories of a disturbance at 5 a.m. EST within the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road and a welfare verify led to the grotesque discovery inside the home, in response to a police assertion.

The victims, who all lived there, had been later recognized as JoAnna M. Cottle, 39, and her kids Kaelyn M. Parson, 13, Kinsey M. Cottle, 4, and Jayson L. Cottle, 4, police mentioned.

All 4 victims had been pronounced lifeless on the scene.

An investigation is underway after four people, including children, were found shot to death inside a Chesterfield home Friday morning.
An investigation is underway after 4 folks, together with kids, had been discovered shot to dying inside a Chesterfield dwelling Friday morning.WWBT

Jonah L. Adams, 35, was later arrested by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) brokers in Maryland and booked on suspicion of 4 counts of first-degree homicide, authorities mentioned.

“Adams was beforehand in a relationship with JoAnna Cottle and is the daddy of Kinsey Cottle and Jayson Cottle,” in response to the police assertion.

It was not instantly clear late Friday afternoon if Adams, from Waldorf, Maryland, had employed an lawyer or was appointed one.

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