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A Tennessee woman and her mother were killed Monday when the woman's estranged husband broke into the home where she was staying and fatally shot them before fleeing and later turning the gun on himself.
On Monday, police were called to 1400 Whispering Oaks Drive in the StoneBridge subdivision of Lebanon, a Nashville suburb, responding to reports about a shooting.
Shaun Varsos, 36, of Nashville, broke into the home at 7:30 that morning "armed with a shotgun," the Lebanon Police Department says in a statement.
His estranged wife, Marie Varsos, 31, was staying with her mother, Deborah Sisco, 60, at that address.
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WZTV Nashville reports.
After Shaun started shooting, one of the women fired back at him, Lebanon Police Department Public Information Officer PJ Hardy said at a press conference, the outlet reports.
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Shaun is believed to have been shot and injured during the incident, before shooting and killing Marie and Deborah and fleeing the scene, Lebanon Police say in the statement.
Shaun was later found inside the SUV in which he fled in Bellevue, near his residence, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound, Hardy said.
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Hardy said authorities believe the shooting, The Tennessean reports.
Marie had filed for divorce oncourt records show, News 4 Nashville reports.
Shaun was arrested the following week and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.
The charges came after he tried to strangle Marie and pointed a gun at her, according to an affidavit obtained by The Tennessean.
He was released on 10 percent of a $30,000 bond — or $3,000 — on March 11.
Marie was supposed to attend an order of protection hearing on March 22, News 4 Nashville reports, but Shaun had the hearing postponed until April 19.
As police continue to investigate, the victims' family and friends are left grieving and in disbelief.
"Debbie was a friend and co-worker for several years," one woman wrote on Facebook. "Sat right next to her. She was a good woman, strong, smart, funny and loved her family. I am sickened by this tragic loss. Many prayers for all her loved ones."
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