ADearborn, Michigan, man called police to report he murdered his family early Wednesday morning, according to WJBK.
The man’s name hasn’t been released, but he is currently in custody, the outlet reports.
Officers arrived to the home after the call was placed around 1:30 a.m. They found the man sitting on the porch, but what was most disturbing waited inside.
WJBK reports officers found the body of four children. Two girls, aged four and six, were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning and the bodies of two teenage children were discovered with gunshot wounds. The mother of the children was found stabbed and shot. She is currently recovering at a local hospital in critical condition, according to WGN.
According to law enforcement, the man in custody is the biological father of the youngest children and stepfather of the older children. Police are withholding their names.
“It’s tough to respond to something like this. We aren’t robots, we’re human beings. Most of us have kids. It’s very sad,” Dearborn Heights Police Lt. Michael Krause said to WJBK.