Authorities in Missouri say the young couple fatally gunned down at their home on Saturday were victims of a targeted homicide.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Alex Chute, 28, and Brianna Sproul, 30, were found shot to death on their front porch in Willard on Saturday morning. According to the news station KY3, Police Chief Tom McClain, said on Monday that investigators have not yet apprehended any suspects, but indicated that their investigation was making progress towards an arrest or arrest.
McClain reportedly said that the double homicide does not appear to be random, and that there is no ongoing risk to the public.
“These folks in Willard were targeted,” he said, according to KY3.
The news station obtained court documents showing that Chute had filed for divorce in 2018. The former wife has not been identified, but the court documents reportedly show that the couple had been in a custody battle.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the deceased couple is seen in photos with a young child on social media accounts. CrimeOnline has not yet confirmed if the child’s parents are Chute his ex-wife.
It is not clear from the report if police believe Chute’s ex-wife had anything to do with the killings.
“While I am not willing to talk about particular suspects or motives or things of that nature, we are, as I said earlier, confident that we are on the right track,” McClain said, according to KY3.
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