Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019

Tennessee murder suicide: Leigh Shea-Majors and grandson Ty Dodson identified as victims killed by Terry Majors

Police identified the Tennessee man who killed his wife and grandson in a murder suicide as Terry Majors.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reported that Leigh Shea-Majors, 61 and her grandson, Ty Dodson, age 6, were the pair killed by Terry Majors.

A 4-year-old granddaughter was not injured and ran to a neighbor for help.

WKRN reported, though her uncle, Chase Dodson, said he believes Ty told his sister to run just prior to the slayings.

On Twitter yesterday:

Update on Sat’s apparent double murder-suicide case on Dockside Dr: Terry Majors, 64, is believed to have fatally shot his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, & his grandson, Ty Dodson, 6, before killing himself. His 4-yr-old granddaughter was uninjured & ran to a neighbor for help.

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 8, 2019

Authorities detailed the shooting in the Hermitage home, which is around 20 minutes outside of Nashville, around 7 p.m. om Saturday.

The incident remained under investigation.

No additional information, including a possible motive, has been released.

Ty Dodson murder suicide victim

Ty Dodson

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Tabitha Collins, Ty’s former preschool teacher, said the youngster was a friendly boy who liked science class and aspired to become a police officer.

“He was constantly smiling and wanting to take care of everyone,” Collins told WKRN. “He has a little sister that’s in preschool this year who he walks in and just makes sure that she would get to school and in the classroom OK.”

Collins, who got emotional over the boy’s death, said she simply didn’t want to believe he’s gone.

“It’s just, why?” Collins said. “He’s so young.”

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