UPDATE:Murder suicide kills a mother of four

Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 8.48.17 PMBOLIVAR, Tenn — New details on a murder suicide that has left four children without their mother.

The car and gun used by her husband who eventually took his own life were reported stolen out of Jackson, Thursday morning. Officers also confirming the gun and car were taken from a family member.

It was a heartbreaking scene along Pleasant Creek in Bolivar, Thursday morning.

Authorities confirming Johntate Thompson, 24, shot and killed his wife, Camille Thompson. Police said it happened when he showed up at her house demanding to talk and she refused.

It was while she was taking her children to school, with her mother following her, that police say Johntate fired several times into her car striking the 27-year-old several times. Her 6 and 7-year-old children were in the back seat. They were not physically hurt.

“Just praying for the family. It’s senseless tragedy and I’m just devastated,” family member Brenda Woods said.

Police said when Camille’s mother tried to leave to get help, Johntate pointed the gun at her but did not pull the trigger. Instead, officers said he walked to Camille’s car and fired several more rounds. Officers reported finding 10 gunshot wounds to her body.

“It’s a sad day what we experienced on this morning to see Camille, her life was turning around. Sunday, she came to church and rededicated her life to Christ,” Pastor Bernice Lofties said.

As Bolivar police rushed to the scene, officers said Johntate took off refusing to stop, leading them into Chester County.

“There comes a car flying by and then we heard sirens,” said Jack Lunsford, who was outside enjoying his morning coffee with his wife when the chase passed by his house.

“It got quiet, then we heard the loud speaker talking and then that’s really all we heard,” said Lunsford.

Lunsford said Thompson stopped on Sands Road because of a log. As officers closed in, investigators said Johntate shot and killed himself.

Family and friends told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News all four of Camille Thompson’s children are with family and were not physically injured in Thursday’s shooting.

Autopsies have been requested for both Camille and Johntate Thompson. The TBI is assisting in the investigation.

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