WESTMORELAND, Tenn. – Police are investigating whether or not a suspect captured after an hourslong manhunt knew six individuals whose our bodies have been found in two houses in rural Tennessee.
Michael Cummins, 25, was taken into custody Saturday evening after being shot a few mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of many Sumner County crime scenes, mentioned Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine.
Police mentioned officers responding to a 911 name from a member of the family led to the unique discovery of 4 our bodies and an injured individual on the first house. The injured sufferer was transported to the hospital with unspecified accidents. On Sunday, the TBI mentioned in an announcement the physique of a fifth sufferer had been discovered on the house.
One other physique was discovered Saturday at one other house within the space. The TBI believes the 2 scenes are associated. The slayings have been close to the city of Westmoreland.
Authorities haven’t launched any particulars concerning the victims. In addition they haven’t mentioned what sort of weapon was used.
Police autos on Sunday blocked entry to roads exterior the houses.
On Saturday, DeVine mentioned not less than one officer fired at Cummins after he emerged from the woods. Cummins is believed to have produced a number of weapons and the state of affairs escalated. He was then taken to a hospital for remedy of what is believed to be accidents that are not life-threatening, DeVine mentioned.
Not one of the responding officers have been harm.
DeVine mentioned a state regulation enforcement airplane helped authorities spot Cummins on the bottom in a creek mattress.
Various regulation enforcement businesses had been looking for Cummins, saying earlier that he might be armed and harmful.
“The neighborhood ought to hopefully be capable of relaxation a little bit bit simpler tonight, realizing that (Cummins) is in custody tonight,” DeVine mentioned.
TBI is investigating the deaths and the officer-involved capturing, DeVine mentioned.
Sumner County is northeast of Nashville not removed from the Tennessee line with Kentucky.