A man in Kentucky was taken into custody after his 10-year-old son called 911 and informed the authorities the accused had shot the boy’s stepmother and the family dog.

The police responded to a home in Brandenburg on Thursday night after receiving a call from the boy "saying that his step-mother and stepmother's dog had been shot," Chief Brian Haag said.

The officers found a woman and a dog with gunshot wounds and pronounced both of them dead at the scene. The accused, identified as 45-year-old Christopher Pollock, was also found in the house. The man tried to resist arrest, reached for his gun on his hip and kicked an officer in the face. He was eventually taken into custody after being tazed by the officers, WRDB reported.

The police said the 10-year-old boy was found safe, but it wasn’t clear if he had witnessed the shooting.

"I'd say he probably was scared; he didn't know what was going on," Chief Haag told CBS-affiliated television station WLKY reported.

During the interrogation, the man confessed to the crime and was charged with multiple offenses, including murder, domestic violence, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, assault of an officer, and cruelty to animals. He was being held at the Meade County Jail.

The officer said this was not the first time authorities were called to the residence, but did not give out the details. He added Brandenburg is a quiet place and this was the first murder the town had seen this year. He added they were working to provide the residents of the town the much-needed answers.

"Once we get the pieces of the puzzle put together, we'll have a better explanation of possibly why this occurred," he said.

The incident comes months after a teen in Texas found the bodies of his parents after his father fatally shot his wife and himself over marital issues. The boy then called 911 and informed the authorities he had found his parents dead in the basement of their home.

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