Nicholas Mavrakis Bio – Wiki
Nicholas Mavrakis was a military veteran with PTSD who authorities say shot and killed his entire family on Father’s Day in Ohio before taking his own life, according to a family member.
The tragedy unfolded in Jackson Township near Canton, Ohio. Found dead of gunshot wounds inside the family home near Canton, Ohio were Mavrakis, his wife Lesley, son Ace, 13, and daughter Pippa, 5, Jackson Township police wrote.
His age is unclear.
Nicholas Mavrakis Shot His Family
Police wrote that the family “succumbed to gunshot wounds, believed to be from a domestic incident.”
The police statement said that at 4:09 p.m. on June 20, a welfare check was requested in the 6800 block of Salerno St., NW Jackson Township.
They located “four deceased family members. This incident Is being investigated as a domestic dispute that turned deadly. At this time it is believed there are no other persons involved in the incident.”
It is being investigated as a “triple homicide, suicide.” Police have not yet said who they think pulled the trigger.
In a 911 call, Lesley Mavrakis’s sister told a dispatcher, “I don’t know what’s going on. I know her husband has PTSD from the military and he’s been having problems.”
Crying, she said that her sister wasn’t answering the daughter. She said the family’s dogs weren’t barking either. You can listen to the 911 call at CantonRep.com.
The newspaper reported that Nicholas Mavrakis spent 20 years in the Army, retiring in 2013 as a staff sergeant and serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tony Mavrakis, Nicholas Mavrakis’s brother, posted a heartbreaking message on the Wounded Warriors Project Facebook page.
“Yesterday on Father’s Day 2021, my brother, Nicholas Mavrakis, who served with The U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division for 22 years, and suffered from PTSD as a result of this service, killed his wife and two children, then himself. If you served with my brother and/or know someone that has, please help me notify his fellow service members of this tragic event,” he wrote.
In the comment thread, he asked people to bring “awareness to this story,” saying that many other military personnel “suffer daily.” What scared him most, he wrote, was “how fast he changed into someone else.”