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Police identify victims, suspect in Canton shooting that left four people dead

Posted: 2:34 PM, Mar 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-31 15:43:04-04
Police: Four shot in Canton, at least one dead
Police: Four shot in Canton, at least one dead
Police: Four shot in Canton, at least one dead
Police: Four shot in Canton, at least one dead
Police: Four shot in Canton, at least one dead

Police have identified the four people who were killed in a suspected murder-suicide in Canton Thursday.

The victims have been identified as 20-year-old Cheyenne Calderon, 50-year-old Kelly Freshour and 70-year-old Timothy Keyser. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Tres Peterson. 

According to police, Peterson was the ex–fiancé of Calderon. The pair reportedly dated for two to three months before breaking up a week ago. Freshour was Calderon's mother and Keyser was Freshour's friend.

Peterson was in the US Army Reserve, said Canton Police, and was in the process of becoming an active duty soldier.

He had a Facebook Fan Page called "The Tres Peterson Fan Club" and posted a message on March 30.

The shooting happened at a home in the 500 block of Smith Avenue NW. 

According to police, Peterson entered the home through an unlocked door. Once inside, he shot and killed a dog that was in the kitchen. He then followed Calderon through the home, firing shots at her. 

REPLAY: The Canton Police press conference, March 31

While Peterson was chasing Calderon, he also found Freshour and Keyser who were in a first floor bedroom. Police say he shot and killed all three victims inside the bedroom. 

Peterson then went into the dining room where he shot and killed himself.

A friend of Calderon, identified as 25-year-old Brandon Posey, was in the living room with Calderon's 3-year-old son when Peterson entered the house. Posey was able to grab the child and run out of the home safely. Posey posted about it on his Facebook Page.

According to police officials, Peterson bought the 9mm gun he used in the shooting in a legal purchase the very same day, March 30. Authorities say approximately 14 shots were fired. 

Police found a second dog hiding inside the home.

Scene of the shootings

PHOTOS: Scenes from the Canton shooting tragedy