Lloyd T Martin Jr: Good Samaritans detain man, 72, who SHOT DEAD two women after argument

According to officials, a preliminary investigation found that Martin had been in a failed relationship with one of the slain women

Lloyd T Martin Jr: Good Samaritans detain man, 72, who SHOT DEAD two women after argument
Lloyd T Martin Jr will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault (Hendersonville, TN Police Department/Facebook)
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HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE: Bystanders in Tennessee came together and detained a man suspected of fatally shooting two women during an argument in a front yard on Monday, August 29, 2022. The good Samaritans held the suspect until police arrived, authorities said. The Hendersonville Police Department said officers responded to a call of shots fired around 3:30 pm in the 100 block of Cavalier Drive in Hendersonville.

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The two deceased women have been identified as 60-year-old Laura Undis and 67-year-old Virginia Deirdre Sheen by the police. They were discovered by responding officers with gunshot wounds in the front yard of the residence. Police said that the suspect, Lloyd T Martin Jr, 72, had been detained by the eyewitnesses when officers arrived at the scene. According to officials, a preliminary investigation found that Martin had been in a failed relationship with Undis.

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"Today around 3:30 staff at HFD were dispatched to a scene that is difficult to see much less be a part of….yes it is our job and yes we see the worst on some days and today was one of those days….we provided care for the two ladies involved in this incident in Manskers Farm and the end result is tragic for the families and all First Responders involved (fire, police and EMS)…..HFD/EMS did their best and attempted to give these ladies a chance to survive….prayers for the families and the days to come…..#hfdstrong," Hendersonville Fire Department (TN) wrote on Facebook.

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Martin and Undis started arguing in the front yard of the home when Sheen, a neighbor, tried to intervene. Martin then pulled out a pistol and began shooting. Both Undis and Sheen were struck by bullets and had to be rushed to the Hendersonville Medical Center, but they succumbed to their injuries, authorities said. Martin, who was taken into custody, will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault. He was being held in the Sumner County jail and it is unclear if he has an attorney.

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Hendersonville, TN Police Department wrote on Facebook, "This is still an active investigation. Police ask anyone with information on this case please call and report the information to the Hendersonville Police Department at (615) 822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at (615) 594-4113. Tips may also be submitted using the P3 Tips Mobile Application."

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