Alleged Domestic Dispute Leads to Murder-Suicide

Posted/updated on: October 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

SEVEN POINTS Authorities in Henderson County say a murder-suicide apparently stemmed from a domestic dispute. According to Sheriff Ray Nutt, officials with the sheriff’s department and Seven Points Police Department responded to a call on Friday around 2:22 a.m. at 310 Wood St. in Seven Points. According to KETK, the call was reported as a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found three people who had been shot. They were identified as Kelsie “Shea” Maples, 21; Jerrod Chamberlain, mid 20s; and Jerry Wayne Foster, early 20s. All three were taken to a local hospital, where Chamberlain was pronounced dead. Maples and Foster were later flown to another East Texas hospital for further treatment.

Witnesses identified the alleged shooter as Nathan Benton, a man in his mid 20s. Authorities say Benton had left the scene of the shooting, so officers began searching the surrounding area for him. At 4:18 a.m., authorities located his vehicle at State Hwy. 274 and Jess Hinton Rd. in Seven Points. They say they tried to pull him over, but he didn’t stop. After a short chase, officers stopped the vehicle and found Benton inside with a gunshot wound to the head. He was flown to an East Texas hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting is being investigated by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. Initial investigations indicated that the shooting happened during a domestic dispute.

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