Suspect captured after 5 bodies found in Tennessee

Michael Cummins, 25, was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the Sumner County crime scenes, said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine.

Michael Cummins, 25, is now in police custody following a manhunt Saturday night.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) reported to a home on Charles Brown Road where four people were found dead and a fifth victim was found in another residence on Luvy Daniels Road. Investigators say they have reason to believe the two scenes are connect.

On Sunday afternoon, the district attorney said a sixth body was found connected to the investigation: a woman who was carjacked Saturday night. Authorities have not released any details about the victims. "Medics transported him to a local hospital for treatment with injuries that were not immediately believed to be life-threatening".

Law enforcement agencies from across the region, searched for Cummins, including using TBI employed its aircraft. The fifth body was found in another home.

Authorities did not say how they were killed or whether or how the victims were related to each other.

A family friend identified three of the deceased victims as relatives of Cummins: David and Clara Cummins, the mother and father of the suspect, as well as Charlie Hosale, Cummins' uncle. No officers were injured in the arrest effort.

More than a dozen officers from Sumner County's joint SWAT team found Cummins in the creek, the TBI said.

  • Jon Douglas