Sheffield Police Investigate Murder Suicide

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SHEFFIELD-On July 2nd, at approximately 10PM, the Sheffield Police Department was dispatched to 516 Wilson Dam Avenue for a possible suicide.
When officers arrived, they observed a male subject, Tommy Ray Burcham 43 years of age, from Tuscumbia, lying face down in the grass in an open field across from the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.
During further investigation, officers were notified of another gunshot victim inside the residence.  Officers found Raleigh Samuel Lemaster 34 years of age, from Sheffield, deceased from a single gunshot wound.
It was reported that both parties involved were close friends and had gotten into a disagreement.
This is being investigated as a murder-suicide.  All information and evidence collected at the scene will be turned over to
the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office.
Media Release/Sheffield Police Chief Ricky Terry
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