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Pleasant View Woman's Death Ruled A Homicide

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PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. – The death of a woman whose body was found inside a badly burned home in Robertson County has been ruled a homicide.

According to a preliminary reporter from the medical examiner's office, 39-year-old Kim Moran died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Officials said her boyfriend, 49-year-old David Greenwood, shot and killed her before setting fire to their home on Jack Teasley Road in Pleasant View, Tennessee.

Greenwood was initially listed as a person of interest. He was killed in a shootout with officers in east Tennessee.

Crews were called to the home Sunday around 12:30 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing an explosion. Firefighters were unable to save the home. The structure was a total loss.  

When the fire was put out, investigators found Moran's body inside what was left of the home. Authorities said the couple lived together. 

The fire was labeled as suspicious. The Robertson County Sheriff's Office named Greenwood as a person of interest when he and his 2002 Dodge Ram could not be located.

Greenwood was found outside at Bi-Lo grocery store on Highway 411 in McMinn County around 8 p.m. Monday.

Officials with the Etowah Police Department said Greenwood opened fire on officers and they returned fire.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Greenwood was injured in the shootout. He was transported to a Knoxville area hospital. He died from his injuries Tuesday morning.

Kim Moran had four children and three grandchildren. Her family said they were worried they may never truly know what happened to her.

"We have no answers and we'll always be wondering why," said daughter Jackie Moran, holding back tears during an interview on Tuesday afternoon.

She said her mother fought for her children.

"She did everything she could to make sure we were all taken care of, and this man - we respected him, you know? Then come to find out he does something like this," said Moran. "My mom is gone forever and we have no one to run to. She knew everything about our lives, everything."

Upon further investigation of the fire and circumstances surrounding Moran's death, Greenwood's status has been posthumously elevated to that of prime suspect in the case.

Details about what led to the shooting have not been released. Robertson County detectives said they planned to gather additional evidence before turning the case over to the district attorney's office.  

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