After claiming that a “masked man” murdered his family, a college student was arrested.
Despite alleging that a “masked stranger” was responsible, an Iowa college student was arrested on Wednesday for murdering his whole family.
According to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the incident happened on Tuesday about 8:23 p.m. local time, when officers were summoned to a residence at 4414 Oak Leaf Court NE in response to reports of a possible gunshot.
When officers arrived at the home, they located three family members who had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene. Jan Perry Jackson, 61, Melissa Ferne Jackson, 68, and Sabrina Hana Jackson, 19, were recognized by authorities as the three family members.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Linn County Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation and identified 20-year-old Alexander Ken Jackson as the family’s fourth member. Investigators think Jackson fatally shot his three family members, and he has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
“Alexander Jackson was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to the Linn County Correctional Center shortly after his discharge. “He is accused of murdering his father, mother, and sister with a firearm,” police said in a press release.
According to the university’s directory, Jackson is now enrolled at the University of Iowa.
After reaching out for comment, the Cedar Rapids Police Department pointed this website to the news release.
According to a criminal complaint acquired by the Daily Beast, Jackson was the one who called 911 to report a male intruder at his home.
Jackson told police he “woke up to the sound of gunfire and was injured in the foot during a scuffle with a masked man over the rifle,” according to the complaint. Police located a.22 caliber semi-automatic rifle in the residence, which they think was used in the murder, according to the complaint. According to the Daily Beast, Jackson informed authorities he was cleaning the weapon with his father the night before the event and set it on the fireplace overnight.
Despite Jackson’s allegations that he was awoken by a masked intruder, detectives were unable to find him, according to the lawsuit. This is a condensed version of the information.