4 killed in Tennessee apartment shooting

February 27, 2008 1:20:47 PM PST
A man fatally shot four people at a public housing complex Wednesday, fled the scene and apparently killed himself several miles away, police said. Rusty L. Rumley opened fire around noon during a domestic dispute at Edgemont Towers, Bristol police spokeswoman Stephanie Hoskins said. She had no other details on a motive for the shootings. Four people were shot at the 118-unit apartment complex, which is operated by the city's public housing authority. Three died at the scene and the fourth died at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Details on the victims were not immediately available. Hoskins said Rumley, 26, fled the scene in his vehicle before crashing it near the Sullivan-Carter county line, about 15 miles southwest of Bristol, which is near the Virginia line. The vehicle was empty when officers arrived, but they eventually found Rumley dead an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Hoskins said. Rumley was last known to be living in Watauga, near where his body was found. Calls to Bristol city officials and the housing authority were not immediately returned.