he died today, yea, he's out alright
Murder Suspect Dies
October 29, 2011
by: Dwayne Page
The man believed to have been responsible for the deaths of his ex girlfriend and her step mother on Thursday has died.
Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE that 22 year old Brandon Michael Gray of Foster Road, Smithville died Friday evening at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville where he was being treated for a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities believe that Gray shot and stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 21 year old Heather Nichole Eley and her step mother, 42 year old Lori Ann Eley at their residence on Allens Chapel Road on Thursday afternoon and later called 911 to have officers do a welfare check on his two young children who were also in the home.
Officers later spotted Gray leaving the Mapco Express in a Mazda car. They initiated a pursuit on Cookeville Highway. Gray pulled over near Rolling Acres Road and shot himself. He was first taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital and then to Vanderbilt Hospital.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Nashville for an autopsy.
The Sheriff's Department and TBI Special Agent Billy Miller have been investigating but have not released any information as to a possible motive for the murders.
(AND I DO NOT BELIEVE HE SHOT HIMSELF, the stories do not match up to the scanner talk! They say they heard a shot and ran up there and found him that way, well, we all know if they hear a shot, they are NOT gonna go run up there because they do not know WHAT he is shooting at! Another thing, I heard them chasing him, he stopped, they yelled, He's attempting to get out! Then they went silent a few minutes (probably switched over) and then asked them to send EMS to that location, after cancelling bolo, saying they had subject at the scene...then they followed them up to the hospital, after saying helicopter would not fly, due to weather...words on scanner doesn't add up to the story that keeps geting changed