The Clarksville Police Department is investigating the death of a woman and two children Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Police have arrested a man in the shooting death of his wife and two children, found in their home on Thursday.

Jordan M. Hazel, 27, was charged with three counts of homicide, according to Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll.

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Hazel is charged with killing his wife, Keara Wynn Hazel, 23, and their two children, Kayden, a 3-year-old boy, and Jaylynn, a 9-month-old girl, Knoll said.

Keara Hazel worked at the front desk at Country Inn and Suites in Clarksville and graduated from Stewart County High School, according to her Facebook profile.

She and Jordan Hazel married in June 2016. 


Three people were shot to death in a house in north Clarksville on Thursday morning and neighbors made the 911 call.
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Jordan Hazel works at Jim’s Paints and More in Murfreesboro.

Neighbors called 911 after hearing screams at the home in the 200 block of Mills Drive. Inside, officers found all three victims dead, apparently from gunshot wounds, Knoll said. 

Jordan Hazel was detained outside the house, taken to the Special Operations Unit and interviewed by Detective McClintock. 


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The investigation is ongoing and evidence is still being processed. Anyone with additional information can contact McClintock, 931-648-0656, ext, 5465, call the TIPSLINE 931-645-8277 or go online and submit a tip anonymously at

Mills Drive is off of Fort Campbell Boulevard near Purple Heart Parkway, in a neighborhood behind a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

Knoll said the case was difficult for all involved, including police officers, because two children were involved.

“Any time you have cases involving children, it’s horrendous,” he said. “It’s shocking.”

Others who live in the neighborhood were horrified as news of the triple homicide spread.

“That’s terrifying,” said Beth Willard, who was driving by and stopped to see what happened. “I don’t know who lives there but I drive past here every day. You never think it would happen in your neighborhood.”

Stephanie Ingersoll can be reached at 931-245-0267 or on Twitter at @StephLeaf.

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