Nashville paramedic charged with killing wife, father-in-law

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A Nashville paramedic has been nabbed in connection to the fatal shooting of his wife and father-in-law, authorities said.

Matthew Konen, 31, who works for Nashville Fire Department, was arrested Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his wife, 30-year-old Rachel Konen, and her father, 62-year-old David Rodgers, news station WKRN reported.

The pair were gunned down on the evening of Jan. 20 at a home in Clarksville, police said.

No further details have been released about the double shooting.

Authorities said at the time it appeared to be an isolated incident, Clarksville Now reported.

Matthew Konen
Matthew Konen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Fire spokesman Joseph Pleasant said Konen, who joined the department four years ago, has been transferred to “alternate duty assignment.”

“When the Nashville Fire Department became aware of the incident in Clarksville involving Paramedic Matthew Konen, the NFD re-assigned him to an alternate duty assignment where he was not working with the public nor responding to incidents during the ongoing investigation,” Pleasant told WKRN.

Konen was booked at Montgomery County jail, where he’s being held on $950,000 bail, according to court records.

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