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Tennessee suspect killed uncle, attempted to murder parents after they kicked him out, changed locks, police say

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Source: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; UNSPLASH

Mar. 29 2022, Published 12:33 p.m. ET

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A Tennessee man kicked out of his parents’ home allegedly went on a deadly rampage, killing his uncle and wounding his mother and father, law enforcement officials said.

According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Joseph and Elaine Bond recently made their 33-year-old son, John Bond, move out of their house and they changed the locks.

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Around 1:45 a.m. on March 26, John Bond forced his way into his parents’ home and “a violent struggle ensued,” police said.

Elaine Bond, 67, was cut on the arm and ran to a neighbor's residence to call for help while her 68-year-old husband, meanwhile, “retrieved a 22-caliber revolver and fired, striking his son,” police said.

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Despite his injuries, John Bond continued to struggle for control of the gun but his father managed to pin him down until officers arrived, police said.

Joseph Bond sustained multiple stab wounds, including to his chest and both arms.

After John Bond was taken into custody, Joseph Bond told officers that while the two were fighting his son allegedly said he killed his uncle — Joseph Bond's brother — Dwight Bond, police said.

Officers responded to Dwight Bond’s apartment, where they found the rear door forced opened and the man dead inside.

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According to police, the murder victim's missing vehicle was located behind Joseph and Elaine’s residence and John Bond was in possession of its keys.

John Bond was charged with criminal homicide and two counts of attempted murder.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was on probation for stealing his mother’s car in February, according to authorities.

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John Bond was previously also convicted of aggravated assault in connection to a December 2016 incident “in which he threatened his parents at gunpoint at their Kings Lane residence” and the two fled, Nashville police said.

In that incident, he was taken into custody following a standoff with responding officers.

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Source: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; UNSPLASH

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