Police in Coffee County are continuing to investigate after a man was found dead inside his Manchester home Tuesday morning.
Thomas Colucci, 41, was found around 8 a.m. at his home on Maple Springs Road in Manchester.
Before discovering Colucci's body, Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves told Nashville's News 2 deputies found his fiancee, Connie King, covered in blood and crying for help at the intersection of Maple Springs Road and Pocahontas Road.
Thirty-six-year-old King told police there had been an attack at the home she shares with Colucci at 7951 Maple Springs Road.
Officers found Colucci dead upon arrival.
"We were sent to that residence, where we found a male victim, who appears to have been shot numerous times at the back door," said Graves.
Graves called King a victim of a "beating" but declined to elaborate further.
Graves told Nashville's News 2 someone entered the couple's home Tuesday morning, but it wasn't a home invasion. He said the assault happened in the home's garage.
Graves said King's three kids live in the home but were already at school when the attack occurred.
She was taken to Medical Center of Manchester where she is recovering and speaking with detectives.
"The mother is okay and we now have the children with the mother," added Graves.
Sonseearey Gaither lives near the home and told Nashville's News 2, "Just shocked. I couldn't believe it, that this would happen in our neighborhood. We haven't had any trouble out here."
Gaither said she and King were getting to be friends, because they had children the same age.
"We were trying to get together to get our daughters together, because there's nobody out here for the kids to play with," Gaither said.
Sheriff Graves said they are looking for a person of interest but did not release anything further.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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