The search for Johnson County woman accused of shooting a man and then shooting at sheriff's deputies Saturday night was called off Sunday morning.

The normally quiet Mc Ewen Road turned into a crime scene just after 10 p.m. Saturday night.

That's when the Johnson County Sheriff's Department received a call concerning a domestic altercation that led to a shooting.

"A female came out with a weapon and began shooting upon my officer," said Reece.

According to Sheriff Reece, Buchanan pinned down Deputy Adam Gwen, and after a short standout she fled the area.

That's when the search began.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and authorities from Washington County, Virginia joined the search for Buchanan on the ground and from the sky.

Around 1 a.m. sheriff's deputies received a tip saying that Buchanan had her 6-year-old daughter with her.

Sunday morning around 8:30, Bill Dunn arrived at his son's home on McEwen Road and found two bodies laying on a well head near the front of the yard.

He then stopped a passerby who called 911.

"Upon the arrival of my officers, we found to females deceased and it was the female involved in the domestic shooting last night and her daughter," said Reece.

Buchanan and her daughter Lexis both sustained gunshot wounds to the head.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department has not determined a motive for the shooting. It is believed to be a murder-suicide. 


UPDATE 7:50 p.m.: The Johnson County Sheriff's Department confirms Lexis, the girl who died in a shooting incident Saturday night/Sunday morning, was six years old, not seven years old like investigators first believed.


UPDATE 1:00 p.m.: WCYB's Jonathan Radford has been in Johnson County gathering all the facts in this case throughout the morning.

Sheriff Mike Reece confirms they recovered the body of shooting suspect Heather Buchannan.

Sheriff Reece tells us Buchannan shot Mark Johnson, whom she lived with, late Saturday night.

After a standoff with Johnson County deputies, Buchannan escaped police with her daughter Lexi Buchannan into nearby woods.

The bodies of both Heather and Lexi Buchannan were discovered Sunday around 9 a.m. 

News 5 WCYB will have more on this story coming up on News 5 WCYB at 6:00.


UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Sheriff Mike Reece has confirmed to News 5 WCYB that the manhunt for a woman suspect who shot a man she lived with, and who fired shots towards a Johnson County Deputy on scene has ended.

The bodies of both the suspect's 7-year-old daughter and the suspect were found Sunday morning around 9 o'clock on McEwen Road in Johnson County.