MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A teenager was charged with murder Friday for allegedly shooting his parents and an older brother with a rifle at their sprawling home in the Detroit suburbs.
Andrew Ross, 18, was charged in a warrant with three counts of open murder and three counts of felony firearm in the deaths of Ronald Ross, 52, Paula Ross, 52, and Michael Ross, 26, Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said.
An arraigned was expected later Friday. It wasn't immediately clear if the teen had an attorney who could comment.
The parents were found dead by authorities Thursday evening, and Michael Ross was taken to St. Joe's West hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Hackel said Andrew Ross called police Thursday evening to report that three people had been shot. In an answer to a question from a dispatcher, Andrew Ross said he had shot them, the sheriff said.
The dispatcher talked him into surrendering to the responding deputies, Hackel said.
Yellow police tape stretched across the road in front of the two-story home about 25 miles north of Detroit, and a picture window of the home was broken.
A half dozen of Andrew Ross' friends gathered at the police tape Thursday night, talking quietly. They said they were stunned at the shooting.
"He was a funny guy. He always made people laugh," said Ryan Maggil, 17, a former classmate of Andrew Ross' at Dakota High School. He had dropped out of school in his senior year last semester, the friends said. But he had recently passed the G.E.D. test, said Danny Stevens, 16.
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