58-year-old Gattis, a pastor shot his wife Jeanett Gattis, 58, her daughter, 30-year-old Candice Kunze, and Kunze’s boyfriend, 36-year-old Andrew Buthorn. All three victims died of gunshot wounds.
Responding officers arrested Christopher Gattis at the scene.
Police said the Jeanett and Candy’s bodies were found inside the home, while Buthorn’s body was found in the front yard.
The suspect is a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, according to NBC 12.
Police described the scene in a 911 call obtained by the outlet.
“I have one detained; be advised he shot three people…I got one male subject on the ground. He’s got two gunshots to the stomach…Sir, we have two females down in the kitchen.”
58-year-old Jeanett Gattis [left], and her daughter Candice Kunze, were both victims of the domestic homicide on Thanksgiving day
Jeanett Gattis who worked at Napier Realtors in accounting for 15 years according to a NBC 12 report lived in the home with her pastor husband their daughter and her boyfriend neighbors said
Candice Kunze’s live-in boyfriend, Andrew Buthorn, was fatally shot as well
Authorities said the women’s bodies were found inside the home and the man’s body was found in the front yard.
Gattis is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.
Neighbors described residents of the Dogwood Ridge Court block in the Ashley Forrest subdivision as members of a tight-knit community.
“We were all friends,” neighbor Mike Brown said of the suspect and his family.
“We hang out sometimes [and] cook out in the back,” he told WTVR. “I mean every time I see them, they’re always the same way. [I] had no clue that they were having problems that I knew of, but behind closed doors is behind closed doors.”
Happier times: Candice L. Kunze [left], with her parents Jeanett L. Gattis and Christopher Gattis
Christopher Gattis virtually wiped out his family at their Chester, Virginia home over Thanksgiving dinner