The Fairbanks Police Department has announced that their preliminary investigation shows that 22-year-old McKay Hutton is allegedly responsible for shooting three other victims before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Friday.
In an update released on the FPD Facebook page late Saturday, authorities said Hutton allegedly shot his mother, 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald and 8-week-old Teagan Hutton. Authorities said they have not yet established a motive in the case.
According to their Facebook pages, McDonald and McKay were married and recently welcomed a child, Teagan. The pair also shared several photos of themselves with a slightly older male child, but it is unclear how he is related to the couple. In the statement, police addressed questions about another child.
“That child’s identity is not being released at this time but he was not present during this incident and is safe,” authorities said. “Relationship between this child and any of the victims is still being investigated.”
In one post on what appeared to be their anniversary in 2015, McKay gushed about his wife.
“Baby I’m lucky to find you and Tj, the most important part of my life,” he wrote. “I can’t wait for many more years. I’ve never found I person ever in my life that I could be my complete self with and now I will never be complete without you two by my side, thank you for being in my life everyday through it all. I truly understand what true love is thanks to you, thank you we are the few of the lucky ones.”
In addition to multiple posts about McDonald and his family, McKay also shared a post on Facebook about defending the Second Amendment and a photo of himself in front of a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
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On Friday, police responded to a call from hotel staff at the Hampton Inn regarding a “suspicious circumstance,” according to the initial statement. When they arrived, they found an adult male crying in the hallway before discovering the four dead bodies, all of which were inflicted by gunshot wounds.
Police now say that the crying male is a relative of the deceased, but he was not present during the shooting and they will not release his name at this time.
All four autopsies are scheduled to take place on Monday in Anchorage, Alaska.