Crime Watch 8

Police: Man shot mother, turned gun on self, killing both at Brownsburg apartment

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — Police say a man who recently got out of jail fatally shot his mother, then turned the gun on himself on Saturday night in a Brownsburg apartment complex.

Steven Serio, 25, and his mother, Alana Serio, 59, were found dead in the home, Brownsburg police said Monday.

Police around 8 p.m. Saturday received a call from Steven, saying that he had shot his mother, according to Capt. Jennifer Barrett with Brownsburg Police Department.

When officers arrived at the Brownsburg Pointe Apartments, near Interstate 74 and State Road 267, they believe they heard Steven turn the gun on himself. He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he later died, Barrett said.

Alana died at the scene.

Police later confirmed Steven suffered from mental health and substance abuse. He had been released from an Ohio jail on Jan. 6. 

Both the mother and son were from Ohio, according to Barrett.