6 people found dead in rural Tennessee, suspect in custody

6 people found dead in rural Tennessee, suspect in custody

Authorities say a sixth body has been found in a residence in rural Tennessee, bringing the death toll at two area homes to seven.

Authorities say Cummins, 25, was taken into custody Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the investigation into several bodies found in two homes near Westmoreland, Tenn.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and local law enforcement are actively searching for a fugitive in Sumner County.

Weatherford said the bodies were found inside a house on Harve Brown Road between Portland and Westmoreland in a suburb, northeast of Nashville. As of early Sunday afternoon, the injured victim was still recovering at the hospital. The district attorney said a woman's vehicle was taken and she was killed. "Efforts to identify the motive in the homicides, along with Cummins' relationships with the victims remains ongoing".

A GoFundMe has been set up for funeral expenses for David and Clara Cummins.

Cummins is possibly armed and traveling on foot through surrounding areas. TBI found Cummins from aircraft in a creek bed about a mile from the home on Charles Brown Road.

On Saturday, DeVine said at least one officer fired at Cummins after he emerged from the woods.

TBI is investigating the deaths and the officer-involved shooting, DeVine said.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call from a family member led to the original discovery of four bodies and an injured person at the first home. Police haven't released how the victims died.

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