ROSEBURG, Oregon — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with brutally gunning down his foster mother and two sisters in a fit of rage, police said.
Kevin Adams has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the shooting Tuesday that left his foster mother, foster sister and biological sister dead in their home in Roseburg, Oregon. He is currently being held in a juvenile detention center.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office said the boy’s foster father, Robert Adams, came home that evening to find Kevin pacing around outside the house. The teen then told his father not to go inside and to call police, cops said.
The elder Adams then went in and found the bodies of his wife, Donya Adams, 55, daughter, Amory Adams, 26, and foster daughter Payshience “Tia” Adams, age 10, dead of gunshot wounds.
Police say the boy admitted to shooting each of the victims multiple times but didn’t discuss a motive.
Neighbors told KATU-TV that Kevin suffered from rage issues.
“[Kevin] would have outbursts if he didn’t’ get his way. He would throw things, get violent,” said Brenda Sellers-Hilger. “He would have so many outbursts that I couldn’t have him coming over anymore; it was too much to handle.”