Man Assaults Girlfriend, Commits Suicide During Thanksgiving Dinner

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a Memphis man hit his girlfriend with a pistol and then committed suicide after an argument during Thanksgiving dinner.

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend is in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center. Police have not released the names of the victims until kin is notified.

Six children were at the dinner when the dispute began.

Police say the man and his girlfriend started arguing around 3:15 p.m. Thursday at their home in Memphis. Officials say the couple was in the middle of eating dinner with their children, a few friends and their children when the argument ensued.

As the argument began to escalate, three of their children ran to a neighbor's home, who called police.

Authorities are investigating what caused the dispute.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 11762146 -
Gray Television, Inc.