A suspect has been arrested and faces charges of murder for the death of two adults and two children whose bodies were found in the Slave village district of Cleveland this week, police said Wednesday.
Police have not disclosed details of the man arrested in the quadruple homicide, but should provide additional information at a press conference Thursday afternoon.
David Cousin Jr. and Takeyra Collins, along with children Armond Johnson Jr. and Aubree Stone, were found Tuesday morning, police said.
Cousin, 35, and Collins, 25, were shot dead, according to Cleveland-based NBC affiliate WKYC, citing the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Cousin was shot in the head and chest while Collins was shot in the back and stomach.
The children, Aubree, 2, and Armond, 6, died of smoke inhalation, the station reported.
Police said they found Cousin dead in a field. The police received additional information and went to a nearby house, where they broke in after feeling the smoke, the police said. The woman and the children were found dead inside. the children were inside.
A landlord told WKYC that Cousin lived in a unit upstairs and that Collins and the children lived in a unit at the back.
Relatives said the two neighbors did not really know each other, the Associated Press reported.
Elijejuan Smith, a friend of Cousin, told WKYC that he "had shown love to all his friends, to his whole family, to everyone who needed him".
Owner Annie Dattilo told the station that Collins was a "very good mother" and a "beautiful girl".