David Kaser, 56, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma shot and killed his two young daughters before turning the gun on himself, according to local police
An Oklahoma man shot dead his two young daughters while on the phone with his wife and told her ‘How do you like that?’ before eventually turning the gun on himself in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
Sand Springs police identified the suspect as David Kaser, 56. Investigators said Kaser fired a fatal gunshot at each of his two daughters – Clarissa Kaser, 19, and Crystal ‘Grey’ Kaser, 14, on Tuesday afternoon.
Clarissa had just graduated from Charles Page High School. Crystal was attending ninth grade at Clyde Boyd Middle School, according to police.
Investigators in Sand Springs said they received a call just before 1pm from the girls’ mother who was at work at the time.
She told police that moments earlier she was on the phone with her husband. During their conversation, he threatened to kill their two daughters as well as himself, police told Sand Springs Leader.
The woman, who works some 20 minutes away from the family’s home on South Walnut Creek Drive, asked officers to do a welfare check at the home.
Police said the woman told investigators that she and her husband had been having marital problems for months and that her husband had made threats before, though nothing as serious.
Investigators said Kaser fired a fatal gunshot at each of his two daughters – Clarissa Kaser (right), 19, and Crystal ‘Grey’ Kaser (left), 14
The image above shows investigators at the scene of a double murder-suicide at a home on South Walnut Creek Drive in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, on Tuesday
According to investigators, the father-of-two fatally shot his young daughters before turning the gun on himself while on the phone with his wife
According to police, investigators visited the home in 2017 due to a ‘domestic’ incident, though no arrests were made.
The woman told authorities that David had guns in the home. When officers arrived at the house, they tapped on windows, knocked on the doors, and called the girls’ cell phones, but got no response.
At that point, police asked the woman to come to the home, according to Captain Todd Enzbrenner.
When she arrived, she gave officers permission to enter the house, Fox 23 TV reported.
Investigators then entered the home and found the man and the couple’s two young daughters dead. They also found a handgun, according to police.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting local law enforcement agencies with the probe.
The murder-suicide took place less than a mile away from a similar incident involving a family slightly more than a week ago.
Phillip Daniel Stephen Ross, 31, fatally stabbed his two young children and their mother before killing himself either late on January 29 or in the early morning hours of January 30, according to police.
The gruesome incident took place less than two weeks after police say a triple murder-suicide occurred about a mile away in the same town. Phillip Daniel Stephen Ross (left), 31, fatally stabbed his two young children and their mother sometime between January 29 and 30 in their home in Sand Springs, Oklahoma before killing himself. Anastacia ‘Staci’ Lynn Smith, 41; River Gale Ross, 4; and Piper Ann Ross (right), 2, died of sharp-force injuries
Anastacia ‘Staci’ Lynn Smith, 41; River Gale Ross, 4; and Piper Ann Ross, 2, died of sharp-force injuries. Investigators said they were confident that the father’s wounds were self-inflicted.
Enzbrenner said that investigators had not yet determined the order in which the stabbings occurred.
Smith’s body was found in the back bedroom while Ross and his two kids were in the living room when investigators arrived on the scene in the afternoon hours of January 30.
Investigators said they recovered knives with blood on them but no other weapons were found in the home.
Enzbrenner said that Ross had a history of domestic violence, though none of the complaints made against him appear to have resulted in any convictions.