A 19-year-old whose girlfriend broke up with him snapped on Wednesday and went on a bloody rampage, killing his ex's new boyfriend, her mom, and then himself, police said.
Brian Douglas White went to the home of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, and allegedly killed her mom, 46-year-old Angela Staperfene, then brutally attacked his ex's current boyfriend, 19-year-old Jacob Burns, with an axe to the head, WJBK reported.
The 17-year-old unidentified girl reportedly suffered injuries in the massacre, but was able to run outside at about 12:20 p.m. and call 911.
Cops arrived to find White dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The horrific crime was a shock to the quiet community in Livonia.
"Our hearts do go out to the families of the decease," the Lansing State Journal reported Mayor Jack Kirksey as saying. "[This is a] great tragedy."
Friends told the Detroit Free Press that Staperfene had mentioned her daughter's problems with White in the past.
Staperfene was described as a strong woman."If Angie had anything to do with it to defend herself, I'm sure she went out in a blaze of glory," Nancy Radtke told the paper. "She was a feisty person."