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Man charged after 2 children, mother found dead on Staten Island, NYPD says

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A Staten Island man was charged in connection with the killing of his two children and their mother, according to the NYPD.

After a 911 call about "an assault in progress," officers dispatched to a Palisade Street address at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and came upon a smoke-filled residence where they found three bodies — a woman, 37-year-old U.S. military servicewoman Alla Ausheva, and two boys, Ivan Walker and Elia Walker, ages 2 and 3, said Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey, the NYPD's commander for Staten Island. 

The bodies were all found in a single room, Corey said, and the case is being treated as a homicide. The medical examiner will determine the causes of death. 

About two hours before the discovery, the suspect, later identified as Shane Walker, 36, also a member of the military, was found walking along the nearby Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and was hospitalized for an evaluation, Corey said.

What precipitated the 911 call was not disclosed.

There had been one call to the police about a domestic disturbance at the same address before, Corey said, but he did not elaborate.

At about 2 p.m. on Sunday, Walker was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, arson and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.


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