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Authorities release names of men in murder, suicide case

Oct 11, 2016

PRAIRIE CITY (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who investigators say fatally shot another man before taking his own life in Prairie City.

On Monday police identified the gunman as 32-year-old Chris Tetrick and the man he shot as 30-year-old Harmon "Wes" Wright III.

A Prairie City news release says Tetrick called 911 early Sunday morning to say he'd just killed a man. The release says Tetrick told the dispatcher that he was getting a divorce and that he'd found the man in the bed of Tetrick's wife. Officers later found Wright's body in the basement and Tetrick's in a detached garage at the residence.

Police say no one else was in the house when the shooting occurred.

Authorities have ruled the case a murder-suicide.

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