Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and husband, Scott Fricker, were shot and killed by their teenage daughter’s neo Nazi boyfriend early Friday morning in their home in Reston, Va.
The Washington Post reports that Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband Scott, 48, were fatally shot in their daughter’s bedroom and then then teen gunman turned the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt.
Mrs. Kuhn-Fricker said the teen was an “outspoken neo-Nazi.” Friends and family said she forced her daughter to break up with the teen in the days before he killed them.
A family friend, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Kuhn-Fricker previously stated, “We can’t allow her to see someone associated with Nazis. We don’t associate with hate groups in our house.”
Kuhn-Fricker saw messages on her daughter’s phone which came from an online account operated by the gunman. Her daughter had “had retweeted missives praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for ‘white revolution,’ making derogatory comments about Jews and featuring an illustration of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people.”
She took copies of the messages to her daughter’s school and asked the boy’s mother to keep him away from her daughter.
The parents were gunned down late Friday night after they heard noises coming from their daughter’s room. They found the teen boy brandishing a gun. He fatally shot them and then turned the gun on himself. He is listed in critical condition in a local hospital.