a state trooper Virginia was shot In a Friday shootout with officers in Southern California, After killing the family of the teenager, whom he tricked into eloping with him on social networks, according to U.S. authorities river bank,
Austin Lee Edwards28 years, lived in north chesterfield (Virginia), and met the teenager online, where he obtained her personal information by tricking her with a false identity, according to Riverside police, a tactic known as catfishing,-Announcement-
The young man traveled across the country to meet the young woman, whose age was not disclosed. Police believe he parked his car in the driveway of a family neighbor’s house, walked up to the house and killed three of the girl’s relatives before fleeing with her.
He is accused of killing the teenager’s mother and two grandparents mark weinkeHis wife of 69 years, Shari Wynk65, and his daughter, Brooke Wynk, 38 years. Police said the exact cause of his death is being probed.
Several hours after the body was found, Edwards was seen driving with the teen through New York County. san bernardino,
According to police, Edwards exchanged gunfire with a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy trying to arrest him, was shot multiple times, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The teenager was deserted and was later taken into protective custody by the police Department of Public Social Services Riverside County, police said.
“It is shocking and saddening to the entire law enforcement community that such an evil and depraved individual could infiltrate law enforcement while hiding his true identity as a stalker and murderer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wynk family, their friends, deputies and everyone affected by this heinous crime,” said Washington County Sheriff. black andes,