Police: Man, woman dead after apparent murder-suicide in Dyersburg

Police: Man, woman dead after apparent murder-suicide in Dyersburg

DYERSBURG, TN — A man and woman are dead after an apparent domestic related murder-suicide in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

According to the Dyersburg Police Department, Saturday morning around 12:56 a.m.officers responded to the 600 block of Lake Road in reference to a gunshot victim. When officers made entry into the apartment, a female adult victim had been shot.

Officers also discovered two young children,14 and 10, inside the apartment unharmed.

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A neighbor living in the apartment above was startled when he heard a loud noise.

"It was awful, when I came outside I heard gunshots I come outside and it was awful something bad had happened," said neighbor Albert Adams.

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The woman was transported to West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg, where the victim was pronounced dead.

"It was sad man it had to happen like that I knew both of them and they were good friends," said Adams.

A short time after around 1:16 a.m., Dyersburg Police responded to the 200 block of St. Joseph in reference to a male subject that had been shot. Officers discovered the victim to be deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot.

The victim was identified as the boyfriend of the victim on Lake Road. Officers started investigating and found out the two deceased were in a relationship.

The investigation also revealed that a domestic dispute between the two parties transpired. The dispute turned violent when the male obtained a handgun and shot the female victim fatally wounding her.

It was apparent the two victims shared children together too, according to police. The female victim was identified as Latosha Fields, 38, of Dyersburg, Tn. The male victim was identified as Sedrick Moses, 41, of Dyersburg, Tn.

Family members told Fox 13 Latosha Fields had a toxic relationship with her boyfriend Sedrick Moses. The family said he hurt Fields in the past.

The bodies will be sent to West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center for autopsies, and the case remains under investigation by the Dyersburg Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.