Life support

5th victim, 2nd son of shooter, removed from life support

CORSICAN, Texas (KWTX) – Kevin Milazzo, 41, has been identified as the man who shot and killed five members of his family – including his parents, two sons and the son of his ex-girlfriend – before killing himself, according to the Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson.

Milazzo is charged with the murder of his stepfather, William Mimms, 68; his mother, Connie Mimms, 61; his son, Joshua Milazzo, 21; and Hunter Freeman, the 4-year-old son of his former girlfriend.

On Tuesday February 8, Corsicana police announced that one of those injured in the shooting – Xavier Milazzo, 21 – had been taken off life support the day before. Police say Xavier is also the son of Kevin Milazzo.

Shortly after midnight on February 5, 2022, the Corsicana Police Department received a 911 call from someone reporting that Milazzo had just shot and killed his family.

When officers arrived at the house in the 2900 block of W. 2nd Avenue, they found the Mimms dead inside. Both victims were shot and killed.

During a search of the home, the police found Xavier Milazzo and another victim had been shot. The victims were transported by air ambulance to a trauma center in the Fort Worth area. Investigators have yet to provide an update on the condition of the second injured victim found with Xavier Milazzo inside the home.

The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office then responded to a second shooting location near the intersection of Garrity and Stroud streets in nearby Frost, Texas.

When deputies arrived there, they found the bodies of two other victims, Joshua Milazzo, 21, and the four-year-old boy. Both were fatally shot and wounded, police said.

A third victim, a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, was also found there. She was transported to a Dallas-area trauma center. His condition is unknown. Police have not confirmed whether this woman is the mother of the slain 4-year-old boy.

Detectives tracked Kevin Milazzo’s vehicle with his GPS navigation system. Multiple units of Corsicana Police, CPD SWAT and Navarro County Sheriff’s Deputies searched for a suspect and stopped his vehicle on FM-1129 just south of Roane Road.

Investigators asked the monitoring service to remotely shut down the car’s engine. As the car came to a complete stop on the roadway, Corsicana SWAT officers approached and found Kevin Milazzo in the driver’s seat, seriously injured with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Corsicana SWAT Doctor Mathew Branch administered treatment at the scene before an ambulance arrived. The suspect was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital, where he died from the gunshot wound.

The murder-suicide is still under investigation. Police have not yet identified the victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

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