A mother and her two small children were found dead in their New York City home hours later, according to the NYPD, after their children's father was picked up by highway authorities.
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Add New York to stay abreast of ABC News latest news, videos and analysis Deputy Chief of the New York Police, Kenneth Corey, said in a statement that an attack was at around 10:30 is in progress in a house on Staten Island. When the officers arrived, the house was full of smoke and the corpses of 37-year-old mother Alla Ausheva and her children, three-year-old Elia Walker and two-year-old Ivan Walker, were spotted by firefighters after extinguishing the small fire, Corey said.
The mother's body lay hidden on a bed, the ABC New York Station WABC reported.
The authorities had picked Shane Walker, 36, adopted as the children's father, at the age of seven: 48 in the morning, walking down the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and taking him to the hospital for an examination, Corey said.
According to WABC, he was subjected to a psychological examination at the hospital. According to authorities, he was charged on Sunday for murder, manslaughter, arson and criminal possession of a gun.
Ausheva was an active member of the US Air Force, reported WABC. The emergency call was made according to the station by one of their employees.
Walker was also a member of the military, neighbor Rod Hamed told WABC. He described Walker as a "nice guy," the broadcaster reported.
The coroner will determine the cause of death.
The police had already been called into the house over a domestic dispute, WABC reported.
Additional details were not immediately available.