Seven dead in Tennessee killing spree


(NBC News) The suspect in a Tennessee killing spree that left seven people dead is in custody.

 Police launched an intense manhunt Saturday night after a 911 call lead them to a Westmoreland home where they found six people dead and another injured.

 Another body was discovered at a second location.

 Suspect Michael Cummins, 25, was later found at what investigators described as a “remote location.”

 “An individual matching that description emerged from the woods with multiple weapons. Law enforcement officers were there. The situation escalated and resulted in at least one law enforcement officer firing at least once, striking Cummins at least once,” said Josh DeVine of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

 Cummins was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. 

Seven victims identified in Tennessee murder investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the seven people found dead at two homes in Westmoreland. 

These victims were found at 1177 Charles Brown Road

  • David Carl Cummins, 51, father of suspect
  • Clara Jane Cummins, 44, mother of suspect
  • Charles Hosale,45, uncle of suspect
  • Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43, relationship to suspect is unknown
  • Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12, daughter of Rachel 
  • Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64, mother of Rachel

Victim found at 1555 Luby Brown Road:

  • Shirley D. Fehrle, 67, relationship unclear

The TBI identified Michael Cummins, 25, as the suspect in the killings.  He was wounded by a police officer during his capture and remains in the hospital. 

Cummins has not been formally charged yet.  

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