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Boy Calls 911, Reports Father Who Allegedly Killed His Mother, Older Brother, Police Say

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Source: Colleton County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jul. 26 2022, Published 10:18 a.m. ET

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A boy in South Carolina phoned 911 to report his father had fatally shot the child’s mother and older brother, authorities said, Radar has learned.

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Around 3:30 p.m. on July 23, police responding to the family’s home found the bodies of the mother and the 36-year-old brother, the Colleton County Sheriff's Office said.

James Holmes surrendered near the crime scene without incident.

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The suspect was being held at the Colleton Detention Center on two counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators have not released a possible motive for the double homicide, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Colleton Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (843) 549-2211.

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