Authorities in Oklahoma say a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of killing his mother and father at their home in Oklahoma City early Monday morning.
According to Fox News, suspect Michael Elijah Walker’s 17-year-old brother called 911 at about 2:30 a.m. after reportedly hearing the sound of gunshots and his mother’s scream.
He reported that his mother was still alive and instructed him to contact police when he saw her in the hallway.
Both victims were dead by the time authorities arrived, according to police reports. They were identified as 50-year-old Michael Logan Walker and 44-year-old Rachel Walker.
An affidavit submitted as part of the investigation alleges that the younger teen “looked into the hallway again and saw his brother … walking down the hallway holding his gun.”
The 17-year-old boy reportedly described his brother as “paranoid” and often armed with the gun.
Officers arrested Michael Elijah Walker at the scene. He remained behind bars without bond as of the latest updates available.
Police reports cite his brother, who said the suspect “shot their parents because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshipers.”
Michael Elijah Walker allegedly said he planned to bury their bodies.
After his arrest, police say he confessed to shooting Michael Logan Walker “anywhere [he] could hit him,” alleging that his father “tackled” him prior to the fatal incident. The rampage continued after he shot his mother and went to his room to reload the gun, he reportedly told investigators.
Police say he ran up to his mother and fired again, placing a pillow over her head to muffle a sound he indicated “was hurting his ears.”
Even though the suspect reportedly acknowledged that his parents had not physically harmed him, he said he “believed he did the right thing” and “would react the same way if he had it to do over again.”
[Featured image: Michael Elijah Walker, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office]