PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR/CNN) -- The wife, child, and mother-in-law of a pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization were killed in a southern Virginia town Tuesday, and police arrested the brother-in-law of minor league baseball player Blake Bivens, according to a report by ESPN.
Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder, a spokesperson for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, said in a statement provided to CNN.
Bernard’s sister was married to Blake Bivens, according to ESPN.
A 911 call around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning reported that a person had been shot, the spokesperson said. Deputies went to the scene where they found a deceased woman in the driveway and the bodies of another woman and a child inside the home.
Bernard was taken into custody as he ran naked from a wooded area around 12:15 p.m., the spokesperson said. A first court appearance has not been scheduled.