Two dead in shooting at Forsyth Medical Center

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police said the man who entered Forsyth Medical Center on Saturday and shot and killed a woman in her room and then killed himself had a history of domestic violence with the woman.

Authorities said 28-year-old Saqueena Cutchin was a patient in a third-floor room when 27-year-old Tazeman Boone came inside around 11:30 p.m. and killed her. Investigators say the two were alone in the hospital room.

Police said the killer and victim were living together. They did not say why the victim was in the hospital.

Boone was awaiting a court date next month for several charges including assault with a deadly weapon, battery of an unborn child and communicating threats. The unborn child referenced in those charges was being carried by Cutchin.

"There were some issues between the two of them and a disagreement that evening which ultimately led to the shots being fired," said Winston-Salem Police Lt. Rob Cozart.  "From the indications we have the two have history of domestic violence, but there was no domestic violence order in place that the time of the incident."

Police did recover a firearm from the hospital room and are working to determine how Boone got it since he had previously been convicted of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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