Keith Kilker, 14, Allegedly Killed by Dad Shawn, Who'd Threatened to "Take Out" His Kids

Update: Yesterday morning, we told you about two violent deaths following a SWAT team standoff in the small community of Keenesburg; see our previous coverage below.

Now, we know the identities of the dead: Shawn Kilker, 42, and his son Keith, fourteen, who Shawn apparently killed in a murder-suicide. Reports suggest that Shawn had previously beaten and abducted his wife, Denise, and threatened to "take out" his kids. Details and photos below.

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