Three family members dead in Hermitage murder-suicide

Posted at 8:47 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 21:49:01-04

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three family members are dead after a murder-suicide, according to police.

It happened on Dockside Drive in Hermitage around 7 p.m. Saturday night.

Police said 64-year-old Terry Majors shot his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his 6-year-old grandson Ty Dodson before taking his own life.

Major's 4-year-old granddaughter was not hurt and ran from the home to seek help from a neighbor.

We spoke with Leigh's younger brother, James Mangrum. Mangrum said Leigh was the oldest of the four siblings and from a young age, she had a knack for nurturing.

"She was a good sister and a good grandma," Mangrum said, "Everything she done, it was to help anyone she could help ."

Leigh Shea Majors was home with her two grandchildren when her husband Terry Majors snapped. The mother of the grandchildren was in Kentucky when the shooting happened. What caused Terry to pull the trigger is still a mystery.