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Former MPD officer dead, wife injured in attempted murder-suicide

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(WMC-TV) - A retired Memphis Police officer died Friday and his wife was injured after what investigators call an attempted murder-suicide near Millington.

Regina Daniel was in extremely critical condition at the MED Friday night.  Investigators believe her husband, Troy Daniel, shot her before turning the gun on himself.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at their home in the 6500 block of Walsh Road near the Woodstock community of Shelby County.

Troy Daniel was reportedly a retired Memphis Police officer.  Neighbors said they saw Regina Daniel shortly before the double shooting.

"He had a stroke a year or so ago and you couldn't really talk to him and he seemed kind of said about that," said neighbor Deidra Bailey.  "But I would have never dreamed this would happen."

"The residents don't need to be alarmed, does look like a domestic situation," said Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington.  "We haven't pieced together the motive, but we're looking into it."

A neighbor who happens to be a nurse reportedly administered first aid after the double shooting.  Troy Daniel was dead on the scene.

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