Tennessee authorities arrested a man after three people, including a woman and her two small children, were found dead in their north Clarksville home on Thursday morning.
Clarksville Now reports that Jordan Hazel, 27, was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on three counts of homicide. He remains behind bars without bond at this time.
According to a police report, authorities were called to a home off of the 200 block of Mills Drive. They arrived to the residence at around 10:40 a.m. on Thursday and found a woman and two small children deceased from gunshot wounds. The victims were identified as Keara Hazel, 23, Kayden Hazel, 3, and Jaylynn Hazel, 9 months.
On Thursday afternoon, Cindy Soliz, the suspect’s mother, found out that her two grandchildren and daugher-in-law had been killed. When she found out her own son allegedly murdered his family, she claimed that he must have “snapped,” according to The Leaf-Chronicle.
“Something must have snapped in Jordan because he loved his kids and he loved his wife. They were loving. They were the best kids, the happiest babies, and Jordan was the best daddy.”
Soliz hasn’t spoken to her son yet, and stated she didn’t know what would have caused him to snap.
Neighbors heard a woman screaming from the home and rushed over to help. The spotted Jordan Hazel and held him down until police arrived. According to the police warrant, Jordan Hazel admitted to police that he shot and killed his family.
So far, the motive still remains unclear. Soliz reiterated that her son was a good father that provided for his family and frequently bought his wife flowers.
In the meantime, loved ones of the victims set up a fundraiser to help with funeral expenses. Donations should be made to the “Keara Hazel Children’ Burial Fund” and deposited at any F&M bank branch.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information on the crime or anyone with details about the family that’s relevant to the investigation should contact Detective McClintock at 931-648-0656, ext 5465, or call the TIPSLINE 931-645-8277.
Hazel’s first court date is September 21. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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