Police: Man admits killing mother, stepfather and 2 brothers

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A grieving woman is assisted outside a home where four people were found shot dead Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in west Philadelphia. Police say a man is in custody following the deaths of his mother, stepfather and two brothers, including a 6-year-old boy, who were found shot in the home. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have charged a man with murder in the deaths of his mother, stepfather and two brothers, including a 6-year-old.

Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter says Thursday that 29-year-old Maurice Louis has confessed to killing members of his family in a Philadelphia home.

(Philadelphia Police Department via AP)

Officers were sent Wednesday to check on Louis’ mother and stepfather when they didn’t show up for work and were “known to have trouble with a mentally unstable son.”

Louis’ 51-year-old mother was found shot by the front door and his stepfather was found by the basement door. A 17-year-old brother and 6-year-old brother were also found shot in the home.

All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a weapon was recovered.

It was not immediately clear if Louis has obtained a lawyer.

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