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Officials investigate fatal shootings

By Mark Boehler

Daily Corinthian

SELMER, Tenn. "" The New Year's holiday began on a tragic note in the Crossroads area in what law enforcement officials believe is a murder-suicide between a McNairy County husband and wife.

A dispatch to McNairy County 911 at 3:49 p.m. New Year's Day from a very calm male subject gave law enforcement officers a warning as to what they may find upon arrival: "205 Horner Drive, can you please send First Responders. I've just killed my wife and I'm about to kill myself and the door is unlocked. Thank you."

The chilling dispatch quote was released Wednesday morning by the Selmer Police Department.

When officers arrived Tuesday afternoon at the address, they found a deceased adult female identified as Regina Morris Bryant lying at the front door with two gunshot wounds to her upper torso, said police.

As officers made their way through the house, they discovered an adult male identified as Charles Anthony Bryant sitting in a recliner in the living room with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper torso and holding a .40 caliber handgun, said police.

District Attorney General Mark Davidson has requested an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Selmer Police Department.

The bodies have been sent to the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis for autopsies, said police.

Horner Drive is described as a middle-class residential area near both Selmer Elementary and Selmer Middle schools.