Corsicana Murders: 5th victim, gunman’s 2nd son, removed from life support

Victim identified as gunman’s 21-year-old son
Home in Corsicana where a gunman shot and killed his parents.
Home in Corsicana where a gunman shot and killed his parents.(WFAA)
Published: Feb. 5, 2022 at 10:50 AM CST
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CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) - Kevin Milazzo, 41, was identified as the man who shot and killed five members of his family - including his parents, his two sons, and his ex-girlfriend’s son - before taking his own life, according to Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson.

Milazzo is accused of murdering his stepfather, William Mimms, 68; his mother, Connie Mimms, 61; his son, Joshua Milazzo, 21; and Hunter Freeman, the 4-year-old son of his former girlfriend.

On Tuesday, February 8, Corsicana Police announced one of the people wounded during the shooting - 21-year-old Xavier Milazzo - was removed from life support the day before. Police said Xavier was also Kevin Milazzo’s son.

Shortly after midnight on February 5, 2022, the Corsicana Police Department received a 911 call from a person reporting Milazzo had just shot and killed his family.

When officers arrived at the home in the 2900 Block of W. 2nd Avenue, they found the Mimms dead inside. Both victims were fatally shot.

During a search of the home, police found Xavier Milazzo and another victim had been wounded by gunfire. The victims were transported by air ambulance to a Fort Worth area trauma center. Investigators have not yet provided an update on the condition of the second wounded victim found with Xavier Milazzo inside the home.

The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office then responded to a second shooting location near the intersection of Garrity and Stroud Streets in nearby Frost, Texas.

When deputies arrived at that location, they found the bodies of two additional victims, the 21-year-old Joshua Milazzo and the four-year-old boy. Both suffered fatal gunshot wounds, police said.

A third victim, a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was also found at that location. She was transported to a Dallas area trauma center. Her condition is unknown. Police have not confirmed whether that woman is the mother of the slain 4-year-old boy.

Detectives tracked Kevin Milazzo’s vehicle with its GPS navigation system. Multiple Corsicana Police units, CPD SWAT, and Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies searched for suspect and intercepted his vehicle on FM-1129, just south of Roane Road.

Investigators instructed the monitoring service to remotely turn off the car’s engine. As the car came to a full stop off the roadway, Corsicana SWAT officers approached and found Kevin Milazzo in the driver’s seat, critically injured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Corsicana SWAT Doctor Mathew Branch administered treatment at the scene before an ambulance showed up. The suspect was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital, where he died as a result of the gunshot wound.

The murder-suicide remains under investigation. Police have not yet identified the victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

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