MADISON COUNTY, Ala. -The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide just north of Madison's city limits Friday.
The sheriff's office identified the victims as Jonathan Niel Coffman, 43, and Sunshine Price Pauly, 36. Coffman was a therapist at the Arc of Madison County, according to the authorities. Authorities say they are still unclear about what led to the events.
On Friday morning, deputies responded to a shooting call around 10 a.m. at the 100 block of Rustic Cedar Lane, located off Capshaw Raod, between Jeff Road and Nance Road.
A sheriff's office spokesman said Coffman killed Pauly at a home there and then killed himself.
A 7-year-old was in the home at the time of the shooting and was taken from the home by family members.
Cedar Rustic update:
Jonathan Neil Coffman
Sunshine Price Pauly
7 yo child
All were known to each other. It is unclear what lead to the events of today but our investigators are working intensely to understand that. Updates w/available
— Madison Sheriff AL (@mcsosheriffAL) November 2, 2018
In a statement Friday afternoon, the Arc confirmed Coffman was their employee but said he was not providing any services to the victim's family.