TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) - UPDATE: The female victim has been identified as Melanie Neal Powell, while the male victim has been identified at Ronald Larry Hydrick.
The suspect in the case is Talyor McLaurin Powell.
ORIGINAL: Tuscaloosa County sheriff's deputies received a call early Sunday morning of an unknown medical condition at 15282 Sylvan Loop Road in Fosters.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 52-year-old male dead with a single gunshot wound to the head and a white Ford F150 truck 50 feet in an embankment from where the male had been found. Another 52-year-old male and 51-year-old female were found inside the truck deceased.
The deceased male with the gunshot wound to the head was identified as the suspect in the deaths of the two found in the vehicle. Investigators say the suspect confronted the female and her companion at the companion's residence.
The suspect then lead the victims on a chase until their vehicle veered off the road into an embankment. Investigators believe that the suspect shot himself once he saw that the passengers in the vehicle were deceased.
Investigators determined that this was a domestic incident and that the female was the wife of the suspect. The names of the victims have not been released pending the notification of family members.
The deceased suspect has been identified as a former Tuscaloosa County Deputy Sheriff who left the department in 1997.
More information will be released from the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit early this week.
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