Last Updated on January 2, 2024, 10:19 am
Pennsylvania: Victims of murder-suicide in Green Tree identified.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the two men who died in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday, December 22, 2023, in Green Tree, Pennsylvania, as 38-year-old Kevin Benjamin Smith and 40-year-old Kristen B. Smith Jr.
What happened to Kevin Smith and Kristen B. Smith Jr.?
A harrowing incident unfolded on December 22, 2023, as Green Tree, Pennsylvania’s quiet neighborhood, prepared for Christmas. Allegheny County Police said a 911 dispatcher was alerted to a shooting in the 200 block of Woodridge Drive at about 5:40 p.m. First responders swiftly arrived and found a man who had been shot in the chest.
The officers pulled the victim out of the residence and transported him to the hospital for treatment, where he later passed away. Allegheny County Police said the victim had been shot by a relative who was still inside the residence.
The South Hills SWAT team responded and entered the residence. They found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted single gunshot wound. County Police did not identify the men or their relationship in the news release.
Allegheny County Medical Office later identified the victims as Kevin Benjamin Smith, 38, and Kristen B. Smith Jr., 40. The Allegheny Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the incident. The Police said there was no threat to the public’s safety.
The Police have enlisted the help of citizens for the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the heart-wrenching incident is urged to contact the County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
Who were Kevin Smith and Kristen B. Smith Jr?
Kevin Smith and Kristen B. Smith were victims of murder-suicide in Green Tee, Pennsylvania, on Friday, December 22, 2023. The two were relatives. The Police did not release the information on the relation of the two victims.
The victims led private lives and were not active on social media. There is no information available about their achievements and professions. This is a developing story. We are committed to informing our readers as soon as new information surfaces.
The tight-knit community of Green Tree was shaken with shock at the grievous news so close to home as it was preparing for the joyous Christmas celebrations. No one could anticipate such extreme steps taken by their neighbors, whom they used to see and greet around the neighborhood. We only hope that New Year brings them some sense of justice and safety as the law enforcement agencies work diligently to keep them safe.
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