CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Officials have identified the victims and suspect killed in a shooting that took place at a Canton home on Thursday.
Police are considering the incident a triple homicide-suicide.
The suspect, 21-year-old Tres Peterson, purchased a 9mm handgun just after noon on Thursday, police said. A short time later, Peterson's ex-fiance, 20-year-old Cheyenne Calderon, and her friend, 25-year-old Brandon Posey, spotted Peterson near the home where the shooting took place.
The home is located on Smith Avenue.
Calderon and Posey then went to the residence.
Peterson entered the home around 1:38 p.m., police said, and immediately shot the dog. Calderon, along with her 50-year-old mother Kelly Freshour and her 70-year-old friend Timothy Keyser, were chased through the house as Peterson began firing rounds at them.
He fired approximately 14 shots.
The three attempted to flee from the home, but Peterson fatally shot all three. Peterson then went into the living room and shot and killed himself.
Police said that Calderon and Peterson dated for approximately two or three months, and were previously engaged, but stopped dating about a week ago. Peterson was an active Army Reservist.
Posey and Calderon's 3-year-old son were in the living room at the time of the shooting. Posey grabbed the boy and the two were able to flee from the house safely. The child is now with one of Calderon's grandparents.