Man accused of killing fiancée, sister in Loudon County shooting

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LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Loudon County Sheriff's Office released the names of the two shooting victims Thursday.

Officials said Taylor Cannon Creamer and Bethany McKenzie both were shot and killed outside of a home on White Wing Road just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

According to investigators, Colby Cannon got into a fight with his fiancée, Bethany McKenzie, and kicked her out of the car. Authorities said Colby Cannon's sister, Taylor Cannon Creamer went to pick up her brother's fiancée and take her back to the house. Investigators said Cannon reportedly fired five gunshots with a Smith and Wesson 9 mm at Creamer and McKenzie. It is not certain how many gunshots were fired at each victim.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, Cannon was charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

Investigators said Cannon called 911 saying he had shot both his sister and fiancée. Deputies said when they got to the scene Cannon was cooperative and taken into custody without incident. Cannon told deputies he shot the victims and gave them the location of the gun. Officials confirmed that the murder weapon belonged to Cannon and noted there were several other weapons found in the home.

Cannon was previously employed at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and a police force in Loudon County.

Authorities confirmed that three children were at the shooting scene, two inside the home and one outside of the home.

One victim is believed to have died at the scene and the other reportedly passed on the way to the hospital.

Creamer was married and a mother of a 3-year-old boy and 1-year-old boy.

McKenzie was the mother of 3 young children.

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Shooting victim Taylor Creamer
Shooting victim Bethany McKenzie
Shooting victims Taylor and Bethany
Colby Cannon is accused of killing his sister and fiance.