Police release names in Saturday’s murder-suicide

By Gus Pearcy

Brownsburg Police say Steven Serio, 25, shot his mother multiple times before turning the gun on himself in an apartment on Columbia Circle in the Brownsburg Pointe apartments.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the apartment based on a report that Serio said he had killed Alana Serio, 59. As police pulled up to the scene, they reported hearing at least one gunshot. At that point, the officers forced their way into the apartment and found the son unresponsive in the living room because of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. While clearing the apartment, they found his mother who died from multiple gunshots. 

Steven Serio suffered from substance abuse and mental illness. He was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Alana Serio is identified as a Brownsburg native and resident.