New Details in Deadly Domestic Dispute

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Bristol- Klenton McLemore opened up Monday about the recent loss of his younger brother Tranum McLemore.

"He really meant a lot and touched a lot of people in a lot of ways, of course disbelief," said McLemore.

Liberty County Sheriff's invetigators said McLemore and his wife Winter got into a fight at their home last Wednesday night. They said Winter escaped and went to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Donnie Conyers said while she was gone, Tranum then shot himself three times.

"First shot appeared to be in the arm area, the second shot in the head area, the third shot went to his leg," said Conyers.

But Klenton McLemore said he doesn't believe his brother alone is responsible.

"When something doesn't add up, you can't help what you feel and what you think," said McLemore.

Monday, Sheriff Conyers said the couple's three children were home the night of the shooting. Klenton McLemore said that's another detail that doesn't add up.

"It doesn't make sense that my brother as much as he adored those children would've ever hurt himself with those children at home," said McLemore.

News Channel 7 also confirmed Monday Tranum's wife Winter is related to some members of the sheriff's department, but Sheriff Conyers said that did not have any effect on their handling of the case.

"This is a roughly small county. That's one of the largest families in the county. We investigate every call, when we get a call we go," said Conyers.

The Florida Sheriff's Association issued a statement Monday that read in part, "In small counties, it is not uncommon for law enforcement to know or be related to someone in a case. Regardless of the situation, sheriffs and their deputies are trained to be fair and impartial in their work."

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