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One person is dead and another is injured after a homicide on Maple Springs road near Pocahontas Rd. in Coffee County early Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Coffee County deputies received a call of a female covered in blood running down Maple Springs Rd. towards Pocahontas Rd. crying for help. When deputies arrived, they entered the home of the female at 7951 Maple Springs Rd. and found a male, her fiancé, lying in a pool of blood and not responsive in the garage. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The male has now been identified as Thomas Colucci and the female has been identified as Connie King. They were engaged to be married.
According to Graves, Colucci was shot “multiple times.” A gun has not been recovered.
Police have not released information concerning any possible suspects. One of the victims did have three children who were picked up from school by deputies. Graves said the children were not the couples children together.
“Investigators are with [King] at this time,” Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said early Tuesday afternoon. “We have no one in custody. We do not know who did this crime at this time. I hope to know soon.”
A gray Nissan XTerra that belonged to Colucci was found at approximately noon at Professional Manor on Madison St. near United Regional Medical Center after a BOLO (Be On the Lookout For) was issued at about 11 a.m. Tuesday for it.
Graves said the incident is being worked as a homicide and as an assault. He also said this was not a domestic incident or a random home invasion.
“This is being worked as a homicide – assault,” Graves said. “We are not looking at this as an unknown home invasion. Investigators will be on the scene for quite some time.”
According to neighbors, the female was “screaming hysterically for help” while running down the road.
Graves confirmed she was found in the road near five-point intersection when deputies
The female victim was transported to Medical Center of Manchester. According to Graves she was “beaten.” Her current condition is unknown.
According to property records, the home is owned by Colucci.
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