submit a death
Katie Nicole Key (18) was held hostage and then shot to death in a murder-suicide
Published: Jan 17, 2007 @ 12:10 AM
Katie Key (18)
Jan 16, 2007
Cause of Death:
view their profile
A man who barricaded himself in a bedroom with a 17-year-old girl shot and killed her before turning his gun on himself Tuesday morning, investigators said.
Greene County officials told The Greeneville Sun in a story published online that at about 10 p.m. Monday night 29-year-old Jason Lynn McCamey, 29, of Morristown fired a shotgun blast through a sliding glass door and broke into the house where high school senior Katie Nicole Key, 17, lived with her family.
The intruder took the girl hostage and barricaded himself and the girl into a second-floor bedroom. It was not immediately clear if the girl was alone in the house at the time.
Officers attempted to negotiate with the man all night, but shortly before 2 a.m. they heard shots coming from the house, Sheriff Steve Burns said.
Officers then broke into the bedroom and found that both people had been shot. The bedroom doors had been tied shut with a rope from the inside.
Burns would not explain the relationship between the man and the girl other than to say they were acquaintances. He called the incident a murder-suicide.
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent was called to assist with the investigation, Burns said.
Larry Bible, principal of West Greene High School, where Key was asenior and McCamey was a graduate, said everyone there was in shock.
Students had learned of the shooting early Tuesday morning he said.
Bible said Key had worked in the school office and was an A student.
"Everyone liked her," he said.
Greene County Medical Investigator Ray Crum said autopsies would be performed later this week.
Man, teenage girl dead in murder-suicide in Greeneville
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Brandy Vela (18) committed suicide in front of her family after she was cyber-bullied
A high school senior in Texas committed suicide on Tuesday in front of her relatives, and the family claims that she was a cyberbullying victim.
Melissa Parsons (34) died from complications of kidney disease
Melissa (Missy) Jean Parsons, 34, of East Haven, CT (formerly of Clinton, CT) passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in her childhood home.
Marianne Cratt (21) died after a three-year battle with heroin addiction
My daughter Marianne was taken by a heroin overdose on May 3, 2014 after a 3-year struggle with this demon. She was only 21 years old with a wonderful life ahead of her.
Mary Brewer (64) and her husband were murdered by their adopted son
A family dispute between a teen who was out on bail for evading police in September and his adoptive parents led to their slaying, Crowley police said Thursday.
Tyler Rasmussen (13) allegedly took her own life
Tyler Justine Rasmussen, daughter of Michael and Jasmin Rasmussen, passed away on November 8, 2016, at the young age of 13.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com