A husband and wife are dead and the woman’s 78-year-old father is in surgery for stab wounds after an incident at their home in the gated Governor’s Club subdivision in Brentwood.
Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes, at a short press conference late this afternoon, identified the dead as Emma Teeters, 39, and Jerry Matthews, 55, and the injured man as Terry Teeters, 78.
According to Hughes, Jerry Matthews stabbed Emma and her father, Terry Teeters, who had come to her aid. Terry Teeters then shot and killed Jerry Matthews.
“It was an altercation between Jerry and his wife Emma, and allegedly Terry had come to the aid of his daughter once he realized what was going on. I wouldn’t be able to elaborate any further than that though.”
Matthews, CEO of Matthews Aviation Consultants, was declared dead at the scene.
Jerry Matthews, Emma Teeters, Emma’s parents, and Emma’s three children (not Jerry’s biological children) lived in the house at 28 Governors Way. At least two chieldren were at the house during the altercation, possibly all three, Hughes said.
Brentwood Police Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at 28 Governors Way in the Governors Club subdivision at about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Emma Teeters arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition, but later died. Terry Teeters was in non-critical condition.
Hughes said he had no further information about what led to the altercation.