58-year-old Christopher R. Gattis, a full-time cleric at Grace Lutheran Church on Harrowgate Road and a Virginia youth Pastor, has been arrested for shooting his wife, Jeanett Gattis, 58, her daughter, Candice Kunze, 30 and her daughter’s boyfriend, Andrew Buthorn, 36.
Gattis who was found in the frontyard with the bodies in his house, was arrested after neighbours of a gunshot in the neighborhood. Gattis who neighbors described as a gentleman, is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail, faces charges including three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
In a press release on behalf of Chesterfield County Police Department, Sgt. P.H. Zoffuto said:
“The victims and suspect all lived at the residence in the 14000 block of Dogwood Ridge Court and this incident appears to be domestic related. Jeanett Gattis is the wife of Christopher Gattis. Buthorn is the boyfriend of Kunze, who is the daughter of Jeanett Gattis.”
He further disclosed that Police are investigating the incident to unravel the motive the behind tragic killings.