Suspect captured after seven bodies found in two separate Tennessee homes

Published Apr 29, 2019


Tennessee - A suspect in the killings of seven

people in rural Tennessee was shot and captured by police after

an hours-long manhunt triggered by the discovery of the bodies

in two separate homes, authorities said on Sunday.

Michael Cummins, 25, was in custody after suffering

non-life-threatening injuries during his arrest on Saturday

night, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a


The search began on Saturday evening after an emergency call

led police to four bodies in a home in Sumner County, about 25

miles (40 km) northeast of Nashville along the Kentucky border.

A fifth body was found in a nearby home, and authorities

acquired information that suggested Cummins as the prime suspect

in both cases, the bureau said.

Investigators found two more bodies at the first crime scene

on Sunday, the bureau said.

"This brings the total to seven deaths and one critical

injury," the statement said. "Efforts to identify the victims

remain ongoing at this time."

Using aircraft, authorities spotted someone in a creek bed

around a mile from the first scene. At least one officer fired

at Cummins, wounding him. No officers were injured.

It was not immediately clear what relationship, if any,

Cummins had to the victims.


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