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Alabama Man Suspected Of Slaying Wife, Fleeing To Tennessee Fatally Shoots Their 2 Kids Before Killing Himself: Cops

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Source: Murfreesboro Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jan. 20 2023, Published 10:23 a.m. ET

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An Alabama man suspected of killing his wife and fleeing to Tennessee shot and killed the couple’s two young children before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

“It is truly a tragic situation to lose an entire family, especially in this manner,” Madison County Sheriff Kevin H. Turner said of the four deaths.

On Jan. 19, the Murfreesboro Police Department in Tennessee received a request from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama for assistance attempting to locate an individual, later identified as 46-year-old Jamie Lepore, officials said.

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Around 8:30 a.m., officers responded to a residence and were speaking with two tenants outside when “they heard several gunshots inside the home,” Murfreesboro police said, noting that “officers safely entered the home and discovered three individuals deceased” — Jamie Lepore and his two children, Sean Lepore, 11, and 9-year-old Jesse Lepore.

Police said Jamie Lepore shot and killed the children and then himself.

According to authorities in Madison County, Alabama, Lepore was suspected of murdering his wife, Jennifer Lepore, 43, the previous day at the family’s home in Hazel Green.

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WSMV reported officers found Jennifer Lepore, a special education aide at an elementary school, dead when they conducted a wellbeing check at the residence.

The investigation is ongoing.

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