Man dead, woman injured in Germantown domestic disturbance - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man dead, woman injured in Germantown domestic disturbance

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First responders rushed a woman to the hospital after a domestic disturbance in Germantown that left one man dead.

The incident happened in the 7900 block of Elm Leaf Drive around 8 a.m. Friday morning.

According to Germantown police, the 38-year-old woman was found unresponsive in the garage of the home. The 36-year-old man was also unresponsive in the driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers said both the woman and the man had head wounds.  Investigators found a pistol under the man's leg.

"It's just a very sad situation," said a neighbor. "You hate to hear something like that. You got to think there's a better way to solve a dispute than something like this."

"Apparently there's a 12-year-old child involved," said Chris Smith, who also lives nearby. "You know, I have children. It's sad. We're talking about somebody lost a parent."

Germantown Police Department has not released the victims' names. However, WMC Action News 5 learned that no children were physically harmed.

Memphis Domestic Violence Resources

The leader of a Memphis-based campaign said residents must stop incidents of domestic violence before they turn deadly.

"Families are in crisis and couples are in crisis," said Deborah Clubb, who spearheads the Memphis Says No More initiative. "We need to, as a community, be able to show them where the resources are for help."

The Memphis Says No More campaign focuses on education and provides resources to help stop domestic violence.

"Domestic violence in our county is an epidemic," Clubb added. "It's really almost never out of the news. It's happening in households in every zip code and every kind of community."

Clubb explained that violence that turns deadly typically starts with warning signs. However, many people do not know what to look out for.

"It's extremely vital because what we've seen in many episodes in extreme violence across our community is that people didn't know resources were available or they had so much concern about humiliation or embarrassment," said Clubb.

Memphis Says No More doesn't just provide facts.  They've also teamed up with famous faces, who serve as advocates, and are putting the tools you need to save someone's life in your hand.

To learn more about Memphis Says No More, click here.

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