Dispute over headlights cause of murder-suicide at welcome center

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 5:49 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two Tennessee men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a welcome center at the Kentucky-Tennessee line Tuesday night. 

KSP said the two men were in a dispute over headlights and that is what led to the shooting.

Witnesses said Jamie Plymel, 40 of Spring Hill, Tenn., pulled into the rest area and parked his vehicle in front of a picnic bench.

According to the Bowling Green Daily News, James Roames, 39 of Hendersonville, Tenn.,  told Plymel to turn off his headlights because they were in his eyes. Police said that's when Roames shot Plymel through his windshield, killing him. Roames then turned the gun on himself.

Police said there is no evidence the men knew each other. 

Plymel's family released a statement that said he was on the phone with his wife when the shooting happened. It said that she heard everything and she said there was no argument. She said Plymel told Roames the lights would go off automatically before the shots were fired. 

 

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