Monday, June 16, 2014
"PETERSBURG, VA — Police have released the names of the family members killed in a possible triple murder/suicide in Chesterfield County Sunday night.
"Chesterfield County Police responded to a home for a welfare check in the 5700 block of Fox Maple Terrace, just off Hampton Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday night.
"According to police, officers arriving on scene heard multiple gunshots from inside the home.
"Once on scene, officers found several bystanders attempting to help 30-year-old Renotta Jernigan, who was found shot outside the home. Jernigan's 2-year-old son Seth Jernigan, had also been shot. Renotta Jernigan died at the scene; Seth Jernigan was transported to Southside Regional MedicalCenterr and later died from his injuries.
"Inside the home, police found Alexis F. Kellas, 9, Renotta Jernifan's daughter, and 35-year-old Barry C. Jernigan. Both had been shot and
were pronounced dead at the scene.
"According to a release from Chesterfield Police, 'the investigation indicates that Barry Jernigan shot his son, step-daughter and wife before turning the gun on himself.`"