McMinnville man shoots caregiver before turning gun on himself

(Photo: WKRN)

McMINNVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 87-year-old man reportedly shot his caregiver Wednesday night before shooting and killing himself.

It happened at a home on Center Street where authorities say the 52-year-old caregiver suffered injuries to her head and back.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The alleged shooter, identified as Gerald Medley, barricaded himself inside the home and told authorities that he would not surrender.

Medley ultimately died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

A motive for the shooting was not immediately determined. The investigation is ongoing.

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