CCSO investigating Thursday morning shooting death of man and woman

John Thompson • Mar 12, 2020 at 6:35 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of a man and woman found shot at a residence on Jim Rains Road early Thursday morning.

The office said 40-year-old Lori Elliott and 40-year-old Corey Montez Bryson were both fatally injured in the shooting 

Elliott was found dead at the scene and Bryson was transported to a hospital, where he died. Sheriff Dexter Lunceford said a 13-year-old girl was at the scene.

Deputies responded at 4:11 a.m. to a 911 call about shots fired. When they arrived, they found the body of the woman and had the man transported by ambulance.

“This is being investigated as a homicide,” Lunceford said.

Investigators were working to determine how and why the shooting occurred. Both bodies have been sent to East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine for autopsies.

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