Memphis police identify Orlando man wanted in parents' death as suicide victim

Sean Petrozzino a person of interest in death of his parents in Orange County

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor

MEMPHIS - Memphis police identified on Wednesday the man who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his vehicle earlier this week as Sean Petrozzino, who was wanted in the death of his parents.

[AUDIO: 911 call of well-being check released ]


Petrozzino, a 30-year-old quadruple amputee named a person of interest in the death of his parents, shot and killed himself on Monday after being pulled over by police in Memphis. 

Petrozzinio was alone and no other injuries were reported, according to police.

Memphis police officers discovered that the tags on Petrozzino's vehicle did not belong to the vehicle, but were registered to a couple in south Florida who were victims of a homicide on Nov. 4.

Orange County deputies said Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and her husband, Michael Petrozzino, 63, were found dead inside their home last week during a well-being check.  Neighbors told Local 6 that the principal of Andover Elementary School called 911 after Nancy Petrozzino didn't show up to teach her second-grade class.

The medical examiner told Local 6 Michael Petrozzino was shot six times, including three times in the head. Nancy Petrozzino was shot three times, twice from the front and once from behind, according to the medical examiner.

Detectives say the gun found in Petrozzino's vehicle is not the weapon used in the death of Petrozzino's parents. Detectives are still searching for a high-powered rifle used in the deaths of Nancy and Michael Petrozzino.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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