Five found dead in two different Tennessee homes, person of interest shot by police |


WESTMORELAND, TN (WSMV) – Five people were found dead inside two different homes Saturday evening in Sumner County, according to the TBI.

Michael Cummins

Michael Cummins (Photo: TBI)

Michael Cummins, a person of interest in connection to five deaths in Sumner County, was shot by law enforcement officers late Saturday night.

TBI spokesperson Josh DeVine said when officers encountered Cummins, he appeared to produce a weapon. Officers shot him at least once. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“The situation escalated, for reasons under investigation, and resulted in at least one officer firing his service weapon, striking Cummins,” the TBI said.

Saturday night, the bodies of four people were found at a home on Charles Brown Road and a fifth victim was found dead at a home on Luby Brown Road.

Authorities responded to a 911 call from a family member to the Charles Brown Road home where four people was found dead. A fifth person at the home was taken to a local hospital.

A short time later, authorities learned of another crime scene at the home on Luby Brown Road where one person was found dead.

The TBI used aircraft to locate Cummins in a creek bed around one mile from the first home.

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