Texas couple shot to death, 16-year-old son arrested

Ryan and Maria Callens in an undated photo.


FRISCO, Texas - Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old Texas boy in the murder of his parents, reports CBS DFW.

According to the station, 48-year-old Ryan Callens and 49-year-old Maria Elena Callens were found shot dead early Monday morning at their home in Frisco, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The couple's unidentified teenage son was taken into custody and booked in the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center on two counts of murder.

Police said the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. and that at least one other family member was home at the time. The station reports officers collected dozens of bags of evidence from the home Monday, including a personal computer.

Neighbors told CBS DFW the suspect, the youngest of five children, was home schooled. They said the 16-year-old's parents could be very strict, but that the boy was a kind person who got along well with others.

One neighbor used the word "sheltered" to describe the teen.

"He couldn't eat or drink certain things, couldn't watch things," Edith Benitez, who lives in the neighborhood, told the station. "He was just like really restricted."

Authorities have not identified a possible motive for the shootings at this time, according to the station.