Police: Dad In Smyrna Murder-Suicide Identified

Smyrna Police detectives have identified the two deceased males found on February 6th as Anthony Smith, 63 of Smyrna, and his teenage son.

Officials said that the preliminary investigation indicates that for unknown reasons Smith shot his son twice in the upper extremities with a handgun, before turning the weapon on himself and committing suicide.

A motive for this incident remains under active investigation. No further identifying details will be released about the teenage victim in this case out of respect for his family members police said Tuesday.

Updated Story

Smyrna Police officials say the suspicious deaths reported on Monday are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide incident.

Officers who responded to the home for a check on the welfare call located two deceased males in the upstairs living area.

Officials said both males, believed to be a father and son, died from gunshot wounds to their upper extremities.

Smyrna Detectives have concluded the on-scene investigation and continue to investigate a motive in this incident. Officials said the suspected weapon used in this incident was recovered at the scene.

More details including the victim’s identity will be released after the next of kin are notified.

Original Story

Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department are currently conducting a suspicious death investigation in the 2000 block of Providence Drive.

Investigators are currently on the scene with two deceased individuals. The investigation is in its early stages and is active and ongoing.

Officials said there is no threat to public safety and more details will be released as they become available and next of kin are notified.

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