A Missouri man killed two people and injured three others before taking his own life in Tennessee on Sunday.
According to Daily News, the violent incident began at 9:30 am, while the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Daneglo Dorsey, was riding in a car on Interstate 24 in Coffee County. Police say Dorsey shot two people in that car, killing one and wounding the other.
However, the motive for that shooting, as well as his relationship with the victims, remain unclear.
As the violent rampage continued, the suspect then tried to carjack a vehicle nearby, shooting the woman’s hand in the process. Dorsey then shot a truck driver in the face, before carjacking another vehicle, which, this time, was occupied by a man and woman.
According to police, Dorsey instructed the couple to drive him to their home in Morrison. While there, he grabbed two more guns, switched cars, and forced the couple into the car with him. Eventually, Dorsey shot the man and threw his body out of the car, which was later found near a westbound exit on the Interstate, Daily News reports.
After a longstanding investigation, police located Dorsey driving an SUV around 3:30 pm, traveling east. After a short 100-mph chase, Dorsey’s car flipped over. He then killed himself at the scene; however, the hostage was found safe shortly after. Sources close to the hostage later revealed she was pregnant.
In the meantime, the reason behind the killing spree is still being investigated.
“Again, on behalf of the Bureau and our law enforcement partners, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to the innocent lives that have been impacted by today’s set of events,” TBI Director David Rausch said in a prepared statement Sunday.
“We also want to thank drivers on I-24 for their patience. We know today’s work by law enforcement resulted in chaos, delays, and inconvenience, but we must work diligently, with a focus on detail, to pursue justice in the memory and honor of those who were directly impacted by this series of crimes.”