Father shoots and kills two sons, himself in Murfreesboro home

Wife found dead in Alabama; Cause of death awaiting autopsy results
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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-20 06:34:04-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A father shot his two sons, and them himself, at a resident on Cason Lane Thursday morning in Murfreesboro, according to Murfreesboro police.

Police arrived at the residence in the 2400 block as part of an 'attempt to locate' call on behalf of the Madison County, Alabama Sheriff's office. While speaking to two tenants, they heard gunshots.

Police entered and found three people dead, including the father, 46-year-old Jamie Lepore, the subject of the 'attempt to locate' call. They determined Lepore shot his two sons, 11 and 9 years old, before shooting himself.

This began after Madison County Sheriff Deputies went to a home in Hazel Green, Alabama late Wednesday night to check on 43-year-old Jennifer Lepore. They found Lepore dead inside. Investigators learned that Jamie Lepore and their sons hadn't been seen recently.

Deputies determined a 'possible location' for Jamie Lepore in Murfreesboro, and contacted Murfreesboro police for assistance.

The victims did not live at the residence, according to police.

The cause of death for Jennifer Lepore is pending as investigators await autopsy results.

Parts of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro between Frogtown Lane and Buffalo River Drive were closed throughout the morning, but have since reopened.

Officers want to note there is no immediate threat to the community and they were not looking for a suspect.

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