Autopsy report released in Forsyth Medical Center shooting
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An autopsy report completed Tuesday confirms that the death of two people at Forsyth Medical Center on Saturday was the result of a murder/suicide.
Authorities said 27-year-old Tazeman Boone entered the hospital around 11:30 p.m. and fatally shot 28-year-old patient Saqueena Cutchin in a third-floor room before killing himself.
The medical examiners’ office found that Cutchin died from gunshot wounds to the head and Boone from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Winston-Salem police said Boone used a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in both deaths, which was seized by investigators.
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.
Officials said the Winston Salem Police Department Domestic Violence Unit had been in contact with Cutchin on several occasions, offering her assistance and counseling, which she declined.
Police said there was not a domestic violence protective order in place between the two during the shooting.
Winston-Salem police said the investigation is ongoing, although no other people or suspects are currently being sought.