ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – Police in St. Petersburg are investigating a murder-suicide that involved a 9-year-old boy.
At 9:45 a.m police received a call to check on the welfare of a father and his young son at the Trellis at the Lakes Apartment Complex, 11401 Dr. MLK Jr. St.N., Building 39, Apt. 3913.
The mother of the child was there to pick up her son and the estranged father was not responding to calls or knocks on the door, according to police.
The mother contacted management at the complex this morning and the apartment personnel unlocked the door, entered the apartment, and discovered the bodies before police arrived.
After a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the father shot his 9-year-old son, then shot himself.
The father is identified as Kevin Bybee, 44, and the son is Andres Chateau, 9.
This is a developing story and we will update this as more details are released from the investigation.