Spring Hill Double Shooting Ruled Attempted Murder-Suicide

Spring Hill Double Shooting Ruled Attempted Murder-Suicide

CREATED Jan 15, 2014

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Spring Hill Police have determined that a shooting that left a man dead and his wife seriously injured late last year was an attempted murder-suicide.

Police said Robert Land shot his wife, Sue, multiple times on the morning of November 15, 2013, at their home on Fremantle Drive.

Land then shot and killed himself, according to police.

Sue Land was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for multiple wounds to her torso. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Spring Hill Police said their investigation found that Robert Land was to have a "fact finding" meeting at his place of employment for inappropriate use of his government computer the day the shootings occurred. He was a district manager at the Social Security Administration Office in Columbia.

"We don't want to speculate what was going through his head, but determining what was on those computers, we don't know that he wasn't just trying to save face." said Spring Hill Lieutenant Justin Whitwell.

Investigators are still trying to gather evidence from Land's computer to see what was on it.

Police now believe that Robert Land called 911. NewsChannel 5 obtained a copy of that call, which begins with appears to be gun shots. Minutes later, Sue appeared to have found the phone and was able to ask for help. Police said she was disoriented and likely didn't know what was happening.

After the shooting, NewsChannel 5 obtained a police report that revealed one gun was found underneath Robert Land's right thigh.

The report also stated officers found a note on the kitchen counter, giving instructions on the burial site and a list of names and numbers. Authorities said it appeared to be written in a man's handwriting.

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