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Dad kills two young sons, shoots himself, cops say

Posted: 8:57 AM, Nov 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-07 14:47:37Z

A father shot his two young sons before killing himself in St. Louis, police said. 

Multiple outlets have reported the deaths Saturday night after a man police identified as Christopher Cadenbach, 43, left a park with his two sons, ages 4 and 5 years old. The boys names are Ethan and Owen Cadenbach. 

The boys' mother — the estranged wife of Cadenbach — told police that he wanted "suicide by cop" and "wasn't going to be taken alive" after a $100,000 bond had been issued for his arrest, according to Inside Edition . The arrest warrant was issued in relation to a previous domestic violence incident.

 

 

After an Amber Alert was issued, a Cliff Cave park ranger saw Cadenbach and approached his vehicle with other officers. As law enforcement got closer, Cadenbach killed the boys before shooting himself, St. Louis-based KSDK reported

A vigil was held Sunday morning for the two children, KSDK reported. A GoFundMe account has been started to help pay for the funeral costs. As of Monday morning, the account had nearly $10,000.