Caleb Gardner and Rodney Gardner Death: Authorities identified victim and suspect in Bermuda Lakes Drive murder-suicide

Caleb Gardner and Rodney Gardner Death: Authorities identified victim and suspect in Bermuda Lakes Drive murder-suicide.

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Bermuda Lakes Drive in New Market on Friday, December 24, following a 911 call of a shooting at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Upon officers arrival at the location, they found one adult and one juvenile dead with apparent gunshot wounds. Authorities said the shooting is domestic violence-related and is isolated to the immediate area.

The deceased were identified as 41-year-old Rodney Gardner and 14-year-old Caleb Gardner.

According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office, follow-up investigation determined that the father, Rodney Gardner and his son, Caleb Gardner were in an argument in a bedroom. The argument escalated and the son shot the father with a handgun and then turned the gun on himself in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

A female in the home, following the incident dialed 911 and then waited outside for Deputies, authorities said.

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