Michael Cummins is in custody after five people were killed in two homes Saturday in Sumner County. Who are the victims of Sumner county shooting?
Police have said they could not release any information about the victims of Sumner county shooting but four people were found dead in one home on Charles Brown Road and one other at a home on Luby Brown Road, which are close by each other in rural northeastern Sumner County.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said there was reason to believe the two scenes were related.
25 years old Michael Cummins was named as a “person of interest” in the Sumner county slayings, and has been taken into custody after police conducted a search for him in the area around the crime scene for several hours Saturday.
Cummins was described as 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
According to TBI spokesman Josh DeVine, Cummins was shot at least once by at least one police officer, roughly 1 mile from crime scene when officers encountered Cummins. Officers believed Cummins produced a weapon and officers shot him at least once.
Cummins was spotted emerging from some woods in the Westmoreland area. When he refused to surrender, Cummins was shot in leg at which point he was taken into custody.
He was then taken to a hospital. No officers were injured.
As many as 100-150 law enforcement personnel were involved in the ‘massive’ manhunt for Cummins on Saturday night, according to TBI spokesman Josh DeVine.
Police sought Michael Cummins in connection with the multiple homicides in Sumner County, Tennessee. Law enforcement officials have not named him as a suspect but have said that he is a “person of interest.”
Cummins has two prior charges on his record. Both charges are said to be from Sumner County: one is from 2017 for aggravated attempted arson and the second is for aggravated assault.
Officials have not yet said why they believe Cummins is connected to the homicides.