Granddad, 64, ‘shot dead his six-year-old grandson before shooting his wife, 61, and then turning himself in horrific murder-suicide’, Saturday
Terry Majors is believed to have shot dead his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors and grandson, Ty Dodson, before taking his own life on Saturday night in Tennessee
His four-year-old granddaughter who was uninjured ran for help Metropolitan Nashville Police said
It is understood the youngsters were visiting their maternal grandparents
Chely Wilson told WKRN: ‘Very great guy, used to mow the yard, neighbors’ yards and things. Helped neighbors out. His wife was a very good person.
‘I’m just as dumbfounded as everybody else is to why something like this had happened. I know that they loved their grandkids very very much.’
His uncle Chase Dodson, who is raising money for his funeral on Facebook, told WKRN he believes Ty, who had just celebrated his sixth birthday, would have told his younger sister to run.
Chase wrote on Facebook: ‘My nephew Ty Dodson was visiting his grandparents on his moms side this past Saturday night in Tennessee.
‘This visit went extremely wrong and the step-grandad murderd his wife, my nephew, and then cowardly turned the gun on himself. This was a shock to both sides of Ty’s family. ‘
In an earlier post celebrating Ty’s birthday, Chase had written: ‘August 26th, 2013 Changed my life forever. Although, with a broken heart from the loss of my brother, and your father only 15 days earlier I tried my best to stay strong.
‘I stood in the medical room holding your mom’s hand so tight, and once you were born I cut your umbilical cord. As soon as I laid my eyes on you I immediately fell in love.
‘Ty, You will never understand how special you are to me. You have grown so fast, and I’m so proud of the young man you have become. Uncle Chase loves you to the moon & back.’
Police confirmed the deaths on Twitter, writing: ‘Update on Sat’s apparent double murder-suicide case on Dockside Dr: Terry Majors, 64, is believed to have fatally shot his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, & his grandson, Ty Dodson, 6, before killing himself. His 4-yr-old granddaughter was uninjured & ran to a neighbor for help.’