Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Domestic-Violence in Bristol, Tennessee: Once Again A Young Murderer

A Fourth Victim Has Died In Edgemont Towers Shooting

Bristol, Tennessee Police officials say a fourth shooting victim has died at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Police also confirmed that the shooter, Rusty Rumley, has also died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

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UPDATE: Edgemont Towers Shooting Suspect is Dead

Carter County Sheriff's Office had originally reported to News Channel 11 that the suspect was taken into custody earlier. Carter County Sheriff's Office then reported to News Channel 11 that Rusty Rumley died. Our news teams are working to clarify the sequence of events.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - Three people are dead and another "gravely injured" in a shooting this morning at Edgemont Towers, Police Chief Blaine Wade said this afternoon.

The victims have not been identified.

Meanwhile, police said they are searching for Rusty Rumley Jr., 26, of Watauga, Tenn., in connection with the shooting. Wade said the shooting is believed to be "domestic-violence related."

A number of law enforcement officers from four agencies are on Rasnick Hollow Road, just across the Carter County line, trying to find Rumley, who is believed to have abandoned his pickup truck and fled on foot, according to Wade. Rumley and his parents are believed to live on the road.

Sgt. L.C. Tester with the Carter County Sheriff's Office said Rumley has military experience and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Rumley is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 155 pounds with black hair.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If only the tennants had the opportunity to use a gun to defend themself. Theres so much anti-gun conversation in the Tri-Cities tonight. The police didnt protect these poor victims. :( My prayers to the families...

toothdigger said...

I am not sure that being armed is all that helpful. So many times, unless you are very well trained, the weapon gets taken from the 'victim' and used against him or her or others.