Burke Co. man accused of killing parents and officer shot himself in head
BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — The man accused of shooting and killing an officer last Wednesday shot himself in the head when confronted by officers, according to a preliminary autopsy.
Officers say Whisnant killed his father, stepmother, a U.S. Forest Service officer and his K-9 Wednesday.
Whisnant then shot himself when confronted. He died from his injuries.
It was determined that Whisnant was also hit by one of the officer’s rounds.
The funeral for U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.