An ex-soldier killed his girlfriend’s six-year-old son then shot himself dead on a Facebook Live stream.
Jovonie McClendon Jr, 33, shot and wounded his girlfriend Di’eisha Patterson, 27, before going on to murder her son Carter.
He then took his own life in scenes broadcast on Facebook Live.
United States Postal Service worker McClendon opened fire just after calling police and his mum to tell them: “I’m sorry.”
US authorities say Di’eisha remains in a critical condition after the attack in Miami Township, Ohio.
The killer’s mum phoned 911 and told the operator: “He just called me a minute ago and said that he loved us and that he killed his girlfriend and her baby.”
Distressing footage, since removed by Facebook, shows a calm McClendon holding a pistol to his head before pulling the trigger.