Authorities say that Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were fatally shot to death in their Virginia home, Dec. 22, 2017.
A Virginia teenager charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s parents cut with a swastika on approximately 40 meters wide, in the grass of a community field, according to the neighbors.
Penny Potter told The Washington Post on Tuesday that after the incident two months ago, residents of Reston, talked with the 17-year-old parents instead of going to the authorities.
“We live in a very safe neighborhood where kids can ride their bikes and not worry about anything,” Potter told the newspaper. “For the first time, I was afraid that there was someone living in our neighborhood who was able to do incredibly irrational behavior.”
Potter said the parents that their son mowed the Nazi symbol in the grass and that they were planning on getting treatment for him.
“They went there for sure,” she said. “They were aware of.”
The unidentified teen allegedly killed Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, Reston, after the couple tried to keep their teenage daughter to the end of a relationship with the youth about neo-Nazi views.
The police said the teen fatally shot his girlfriend’s parents after they caught him in their 16-year-old daughter the bedroom of approximately 5 pm, Friday and tried to get him to leave, The Washington Post reported.
The boy shoots himself in the head, but survived, police said. He remains unknown because of his age.
The police has reportedly not yet discovered a motive, but family members and friends the blame on “the couple’s fight to keep hatred out of their home,” The Post reported, quoting family members.
Family and friends say that the couple found a Twitter account that they are supposed to be linked to the youth. Friends say that the account retweeted posts praising Hitler and making derogatory remarks about Jews.
The teen was charged with two counts of murder, Tuesday, was still in the hospital in critical condition.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz and the Associated Press contributed to this report.