A Virginia youth pastor has been arrested by the police for the alleged killing three people on Thursday, Thanksgiving night at about 11:30 p.m.
The 58 year-old pastor, Christopher R. Gattis, is a full-time minister at Grace Lutheran Church on Harrowgate Road,and was picked up at his Chester home when officers arrived at the scene and found his wife, Jeanett Gattis, aged 58, her daughter, Candice Kunze, aged 30 and the daughter’s boyfriend, Andrew Buthorn, aged36, were all shot dead.
Neighbors confirmed they heard multiple gunshots just before midnight
Officials said the women’s bodies were found inside the home while that of the man was found in the front yard.
The victims and the suspect all lived in the same apartment and cops believe the motive could be domestically related.
Pastor Gattis is described as a gentleman by neighbors and he is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.
He faces charges including three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The investigation is however still ongoing.