Officers on scene of murder-suicide in Bolivar, Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities are investigating what police describe as a murder-suicide that reportedly began with a shooting Thursday morning in Bolivar.

Bolivar murder suicideThe Bolivar Police Department responded to reports of a shooting near Bull Market where they say a woman had been shot and killed. Authorities are calling the incident a domestic issue.

The names of the victim and suspect have not been released pending notification of the families, according to police.

The shooting suspect, a black man, led Bolivar police, Hardeman County deputies, Chester County deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a car chase down Highway 100, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say the suspect then turned on Sand Road in Chester County near Chickasaw State Park where he then shot and killed himself.

The THP and state park officials currently have Sand Road closed to traffic during the ongoing investigation, according to police. The TBI is assisting in the investigation.

A WBBJ reporter on scene saw an ambulance leaving the scene on Sand Road along with a tow truck hauling a silver Nissan car.

Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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