Suspect in custody after five bodies found in two homes

Suspect in custody after five bodies found in two homes

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release a fifth body was found at one home near the community of Westmoreland.

Police have said Michael Cummins is wanted in connection to the multiple homicides that occurred in two separate locations in the tiny town of Westmoreland on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say a suspect is in custody in the investigation into five bodies found in two rural Tennessee homes.

The search began on Saturday evening after an emergency call led police to four bodies in a home in Sumner County, about 25 miles (40 km) north-east of Nashville along the Kentucky border.

A 25-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being shot and wounded by police. Authorities in rural Tennessee captured a suspect Saturday during a manhunt that was prompted by the discovery of several bodies in two homes.

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Cummins was transported to a local hospital.

DeVine says TBI's airplane helped find Cummins on the ground in a creek bed about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from one of the crime scenes. A number of law enforcement agencies were searching for Cummins, saying he could be armed and risky. The fifth body was found in another home.

On Sunday, authorities announced they had found the bodies of two more victims in the same home as the first four were discovered, bringing the total number of dead to seven. DeVine said it's possible that there is a sixth victim hospitalized.

According to TBI when SWAT Team officers encountered the suspect, the situation escalated for reasons still under investigation, and in result, one officer fired his service weapon, striking Cummins. Cummins was taken to a local hospital.

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