Crowley Teen Arrested in Murder of His Adoptive Parents

CROWLEY (Johnson County) -- A teenager is behind bars accused of killing his adoptive parents.

Crowley police went to the home Tuesday evening after receiving a tip call indicating that a teenager had killed his parents.

When they got to the home, they found signs of a disturbance and noticed a smell usually associated with blood. They heard footsteps upstairs and immediately cleared the house and called in the SWAT team.

About 12 hours later, the suspect came out of the house peacefully.

Police have charged Carl Edward Brewer with two counts of murder. He is being held on a $200,000 bail. The victims have been identified as his parents, Troy Gene Brewer, 60, and Mary Sheldon Brewer, 64. Police are waiting for the medical examiner's report to determine the official causes of their deaths, although they say their findings on the scene indicate the victims were either shot or stabbed.

Police are looking for the person who made the 911 call. They say the person indicated he had been smoking marijuana with Carl Edward Brewer when the teen admitted he had killed his parents. They believe the caller may have more information that could help with the investigation.