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Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Paris, Tennessee

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two people are dead after a domestic dispute that police have ruled a murder-suicide.

Cindy M. Freeland of Paris died Monday at Henry County Medical Center after a .22-caliber gunshot wound to the back. Timmy Ray Graves of the same address was later found at the home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. They were both 44

The Henry County Sheriff's Department said the shooting took place at the home that Freeland, her boyfriend Anthony Graves and his brother Timmy Graves shared.

Anthony Graves and Freeland were in the process of moving from the home about 6 a.m. when Anthony heard two gunshots. The department said Freeland and Timmy Graves had engaged in an argument earlier.

"It was a tragic set of events that occurred this morning, that resulted in the death of two Henry Countians," said Sheriff Monte Belew.

After Freeland came out of the home saying she had just been shot, Anthony Graves put her in his car and drove her to the emergency room. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

After being notified of Freeland's arrival at the hospital, Belew said officers went to the home - where they found Timmy Graves in the back bedroom with a single gunshot wound from a .22-caliber automatic pistol.

Belew said police have not determined a motive.

"It has been ruled as a murder-suicide, but we are still working with the family to determine the exact cause of the shooting," Belew said.

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