Autopsy: Dad shot family members then himself

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — A medical examiner says two Minneapolis boys and their mother were shot multiple times  — and the woman was also stabbed in the chest — before the boys’ father shot himself in the head.

All four family members died in Sunday’s shooting, which authorities described as a domestic attack.

The victims were identified Tuesday as 39-year-old Kjersten Schladetzky, and her sons, 8-year-old Nelson and 11-year-old William. Their father was 53-year-old David Schladetzky.

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The couple divorced in June.

According to a press release, Erik Wiltscheck, a neighbor, said he heard the boys screaming and saw them running out their front door, followed by the sound of shots.

The medical examiner said William died at the scene, and Nelson was pronounced dead about a half hour later at a hospital.