Bolivar police ID couple killed in murder-suicide

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — Authorities have identified the man and woman who were killed Thursday morning in an apparent murder-suicide.

Bolivar murder-suicide 2Officers say Johntate Thompson shot himself in the head after a pursuit not long after fatally shooting Camille Thompson multiple times, according to a report from the Bolivar Police Department.

The report says the two were married.

Police received a report around 7:45 a.m. about a shooting on Pleasant Creek Lane, according to the report.

The victim’s mother witnessed the shooting and told police that Johntate Thompson tried to block the roadway with his vehicle and then shot the victim when she tried to drive around him.

Two children were in the back seat of the victim’s vehicle at the time of the shooting but were not struck, according to the report.

Thompson reportedly walked to the vehicle and shot the woman several more times before leaving the scene.

Officers pursued Thompson into Chester County where he eventually stopped on a rural road and fatally shot himself in the head, according to the report.

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