Thursday, June 13, 2013
"PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL — Investigators with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office spent the day searching for answers that may never be known.
"Why Phillip Stephens decided to shoot his 10-year-old son Joshua, then turn the gun on himself late Tuesday night in a bedroom of their Panama City Beach home, is a question only he could answer, said Maj. Tommy Ford with the BCSO.
"`It’s kind of one of those things where it is what it is... I’m not sure that it’s something you can ever understand,` Ford said Wednesday.
"Two teens also were in the home at the time in another room, Ford said. They are not suspects.
"`All the indications are this was a murder/suicide,` he said."