Army veteran involved in murder suicide after being fired from VA

Veteran Kerry Anderson, 36, and his wife Jessica, 32.

A toddler called 911 after his veteran father shot the boy’s mother and then turned the gun on himself.

According to the Daily Mail, 36-year-old Kerry Anderson shot his 32-year-old wife Jessica after what the toddler told police was a “problem” in their home.

According to Pierce County Sheriff’s office, the father of three worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and had recently been fired from the facility. It is surmised that he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A spokesman for the VA told Daily Mail that “Kerry Andersen was an employee of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in Seattle. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all who may have been affected by this tragedy. At this time we have few details or information to provide in order to allow local law enforcement to proceed with the investigation. The VA is assisting local employees with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources as needed.”

The toddler, his five year-old brother and four-month-old sister were not injured in the shooting. They have since been taken into custody by their relatives.

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