SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Gallatin man wanted for the deadly shooting of a mother and son in Sumner County has been found dead, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The TBI says 41-year-old Kevin Moore of Gallatin was found dead inside his home Sunday.
According to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, at around 11 a.m. Sunday the office received a tip that a man, who matched Moore’s description, went into a home on Murrey Street. Sheriff’s deputies and Gallatin police officers surrounded the home and heard noise coming from inside the home.
A tactical team arrived shortly later, but the man inside refused to come out. The tactical team then executed the search warrant, went inside the home and found Moore dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities found the victims’ identification and other property beside Moore’s body.
Moore had been wanted for two counts of first-degree murder for shooting a mother and son. He was also added to the TBI’s Most Wanted List earlier Sunday morning.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to an address in Bethpage on Friday for a report of a shooting.
When they arrived, they found a 31-year-old mother and her 9-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds; the mother has been identified as Jessie Binkley and the son as Ezekiel Iacob. Authorities discovered Moore was a former employee of their family business. Evidence from the scene led deputies to identify Moore as the suspect.
Deputies previously executed a search warrant at Moore’s Gallatin home where they recovered more evidence.
Warrants were on file for his arrest.
A fundraiser has also been set up for Jessie and Ezekiel. Click here to donate to Live Love Nashville, a nonprofit organization Jessie and Ezekiel supported for a long time.
Ezekiel was a fourth grader at Jack Anderson Elementary School. The school district released the following statement regarding his murder:
It is with our deepest regret that we confirm the loss of Ezekiel Iacob, a fourth grader, at Jack Anderson Elementary School. Our entire school district grieves this tragic loss with the Jack Anderson community.
We understand the emotional impact this can have on our students and we will have counselors available at the school Monday to address any needs. Jack Anderson is an extremely close knit school community and we know that they will come together to support each other during this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Iacob family during this extremely difficult time.
Out of respect for the privacy of our students and our staff, the Jack Anderson school campus will be closed to the media for the entire week.Jeremy Johnson, Board and Community Relations Supervisor – Sumner County Schools