Police: Mid-state man kills wife, mother-in-law before killing himself
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee woman and her mother were fatally shot by the woman’s estranged husband, who was later found dead from an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound.
Lebanon police say 31-year-old Marie Varsos and 60-year-old Deborah Sisco were found shot to death inside Sisco’s home around 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Police say Marie Varsos’ estranged husband, Shaun, broke into Sisco’s home armed with a shotgun. Police say one of the women shot and wounded Shaun Varsos before he killed both women.
Police say Varsos fled and was later found dead inside an SUV with an apparent self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.
Officers believe the shooting was a domestic incident that escalated.
TBI says 85 domestic murders occurred in 2019 statewide. A total of 96 domestic murders were reported in 2018.