Business manager, employee dead in murder-suicide

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a business manager in Athens has been fatally shot as part of a murder-suicide.

Detective Heith Willis told the Daily Post-Athenian in Athens that the shooter was a disgruntled employee who then fatally shot himself at Fay Portable Buildings.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Darrell R. Franklin. The shooter has been identified as 52-year-old Darrell Hester.

As officers arrived Wednesday, they heard a single gunshot from inside the building. Officers entered and found two men dead.

An investigation is continuing.

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