I was dispatched to a call at about 1715 hours, on Monday, December 10th, 2010. The location of the call is 123 Green Street, a local public housing area. I arrived at the scene at about 1730 hours, and did a visual observation of the scene before exiting the car. Upon doing my initial observation, I saw that the scene has been surrounded by crime scene tape, and two patrol officers, and supervisor standing just outside of the tape.
I then approached the actual scene, and found that the patrol supervisor was pushing his two Officers to check back into service to answer calls. I advised the supervisor that I needed to speak with the two officers before they were allowed to leave, and I would also need one of those to act as a scribe to get names of persons entering the scene, and then collect supplemental reports from those same persons.
Next I spoke with Officer Ha, that informed me that they had received a check the welfare call at about 1650 hours. The call came from the mother (Linda Jones) of the lady that lived at 123 Green Street. Ms. Jones arrived at the location to see her daughter because she had not heard from her for a few days. Officer Ha, states that both doors were locked, and the windows were shut. Officer Ha further advised me that he and Officer Wa called their supervisor and advised him of the situation. The supervisor gave approval for forced entry as it was deemed exigent circumstances. The Mother also gave permission for forced entry into the residence.
Officer Ha, also told me that once he and Officer Wa made entry they cleared the home, and in doing so found three deceased victims. One adult female in her bed apparently dead of a “big” gunshot wound to her head. The second victim was found in the same bed partially between the bed and chest of drawers. She also appeared to have died of a gunshot wound.
The third victim was found face down in her bedroom and the apparent cause of death was not immediately known. After concluding my...