Top Stories of 2008: Crime and tragedy: Parents killed — (The News Herald)

SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds becomes delusional, shoots and kills parents who support him. Mental illness blamed.

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The News Herald

By Jackie Harrison Martin

Note:  Mr Justin Olszowy contacted SSRI Stories on Jan 28, 2023 to request that we clarify that he was on 400 mg of fluvoxamine (Luvox) at the time of the events. – SSRI Ed

Loved ones of Jerome Olszowy, 51, and Patricia Olszowy, 50, were left in disbelief April 7 after hearing news that the couple’s son, Justin Jerome Olszowy, allegedly shot and killed both of them at their Allen Park home.

The husband and wife were relaxing on their front porch, police said, when Justin Olszowy, 27, shot his father through a window, hitting him in the back of the head.

Olszowy’s mother is believed to have jumped from her chair and headed toward the house when she was shot several times in the head and chest. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Justin Olszowy was arrested after calling 911 and telling a dispatcher, “I just killed my parents.”

Family members said Olszowy suffers from social anxiety, paranoia and depression. He had never lived apart from his parents. His sisters said they believe he had stopped taking his medication.

Police said he had about 10 collectible guns, including a 7.62 mm semiautomatic pistol allegedly used in his parents’ death.

Olszowy was deemed competent to stand trial in August.