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Madison County Sheriff’s Office: 10-year-old son, 37-year-old father dead in Harvest murder-suicide

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Posted: Aug 6, 2021 1:19 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2021 7:18 PM

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a 10-year-boy and a 37-year-old man are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide on Blue Creek Drive in Harvest.

The sheriff's office said they are father and son, and died by shooting.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is responding to "an active death investigation" on Blue Creek Drive in Harvest.

Their names have not yet been released.

Neighbors tell us the boy enjoyed playing basketball with friends.

Deputies responded to a residence about 10:33 a.m. after 911 received a call for a welfare check from a family member.

Sheriff Kevin Turner said this may be about a custody issue.

Both criminal and crime scene investigators responded to the scene.

"I think everybody here as parents, I think we all here have kids, it’s a tough situation to lose a child," said Turner.

"We deal with tough things in our profession. We deal with the worst, the worst, and we deal with some of the best people on their worst days.”

EMTs were called back to the house Friday afternoon to treat a person who collapsed on a neighbor's lawn after hearing of Friday's tragedy.

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