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Filming in Corsicana: Xavier Milazzo removed from artificial respirator

Police say Xavier Milazzo, 20, died Feb. 7 after being disconnected from life support.

CORSICANA, Texas — A sixth person linked to what police describe as a quadruple murder-suicide has died, Corsicana police said.

Police say Xavier Milazzo, 20, died around 10 p.m. on February 7 after being disconnected from life support at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Milazzo, according to police, is the son of the suspected gunman, Kevin Milazzo, 41.

Corsicana police say the elder Milazzo shot and killed four members of his family – and injured several others – on February 5 before dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot after a short chase.

A motive has yet to be determined.

Police said it was just after midnight on February 5 when they received the 911 call to report that Kevin Milazzo had killed several members of his family.

When police arrived at a house off W. 2nd Avenue, they found a man and a woman shot dead. Two others – of which Xavier Milazzo is believed to be one of them – were found shot dead inside the house and airlifted to hospital.

Meanwhile, the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department responded to a second home near the intersection of Garrity and Stroud streets in Frost, Texas. That’s where they found another dead man and child. A third woman had also been shot multiple times and was taken to hospital. His current status is unknown.

After the shooting, authorities tracked Kevin Milazzo’s vehicle using GPS to FM-1129, just south of Roan Road. Multiple units — including Corsicana Police, Corsicana County Sheriff’s Deputies SWAT Navarro — closed in on the vehicle, which had been disabled by a monitoring service. When they approached it, they found Kevin Milazzo seriously injured. Police treated him at the scene before transporting him to Navarro Regional Hospital, but he later died.

Police released the names of the victims later on Saturday. Among them were Kevin Milazzo’s stepfather, William “Bill” Mimms, 68; Milazzo’s mother, Connie Mimms, 61; his son Joshua Milazzo, 21; and Hunter Freeman, 4, who police say is the son of his former girlfriend.

Xavier Milazzo now becomes the sixth person to die in the shooting, including the suspect.

Two other people remain hospitalized. Their names have not been disclosed.

Church members told the WFAA that the Mimms would do a lot of outreach for Dallas’ homeless population.

“Connie was picking up people on the street. She was the reason we had homeless outreach in our church,” said family friend Haley Jenkins.

“They strived to be role models for the community, and everyone in their lives, and everyone who came in contact with them,” Jenkins added.

Community chapel church set up an online fundraiser for the family for those who would like to help.


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