Church Shooting Suspect Known To M'Boro Police

Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 20:41:05-04

The Antioch church shooting suspect has a history of domestic violence calls and was recently reported missing by family members who feared he was suicidal, according to police reports.

On Monday, Murfreesboro police released four incident reports involving 25-year-old Emanuel Samson, the suspect accused in Sunday’s church shooting in Antioch

At the beginning of the year, police were called to a residence in reference to a domestic disturbance.

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The report said Samson and his girlfriend began arguing because he thought she was cheating on him. At one point, Samson allegedly punched a small TV and broke a figurine.

The report said he also took her phone, at which point she went to a neighbor’s to call police.

No charges were filed in the incident.

In June, he was reported missing by family members who said he was threatening suicide. His cell phone later pinged in the Donelson Pike area and Metro Police were notified.

Samson was booked overnight and charged with one count of murder. The motive for the shooting was still being investigated.    

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