6 people found dead in rural Tennessee, suspect in custody

Bethpage Tenn. Authorities in rural Tennessee captured a suspect Saturday during a manhunt that was prompted by the discovery of seve

5 dead in Sumner County, ‘person of interest’ in custody

Four of the bodies were found in one home, while the fifth victim was found in another home. Agents said at this time, they believe the two scenes are connected.

Michael Cummins, 25, was detained after being found at a nearby location, during which one of the almost two dozens officers from Sumner County's SWAT team shot him, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

On Sunday, authorities announced they had found the bodies of two more victims in the same home as the first four were discovered, bringing the total number of dead to seven.

Police in Sumner County, Tennessee were looking for a suspect on Saturday evening believed to be responsible for the deaths of five people.

TBI says the body of a fifth victim was found during the ongoing effort to process the Charles Brown Road scene.

Michael Cummins, 25, is now in police custody following a manhunt Saturday night.

Cummins was shot after he emerged from the woods, is believed to have produced multiple weapons and the situation escalated, DeVine said. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Cummins was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Law enforcement agencies from across the region, searched for Cummins, including using TBI employed its aircraft.

TBI's airplane was able to help authorities spot Cummins on the ground in a creek bed, DeVine said. No officers were injured.

DeVine says TBI will investigate the homicides and the officer-involved shooting.

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