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SUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A 911 call from the Monday morning shooting in Sunset Beach should help shed some light on what happened. The ex-husband of the Brunswick County woman who was shot in her home describes the scene to a 911 dispatcher.

Since we reported the death of 28-year-old Megan Tysinger, there have been many questions and outrage about the circumstances surrounding her death. In the 911 call, her ex-husband, Brandon Tysinger, who is clearly shocked and distraught, says the two shots he heard were both fired by Megan.

“(Megan) shot herself,” Brandon Tysinger said repeatedly. “I walked in the house. I heard two loud shots.”
Tysinger says he was at the home on Sea Lane to drop off their daughter.

“I was outside,” he told the dispatcher. “She told me to watch (my daughter) outside on the scooter. I ran in, saw her laying on the floor. I took (my daughter) out of the house because she followed me in.”

The dispatcher then asks if Megan is gone. “She’s gone,” he said. “It’s right through the center of her chest.”

A spokesman for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday the case is still considered a death investigation and that no foul play was involved. According to StarNews, a neighbor says she heard the couple arguing that morning. A little while later she says Tysinger ran over and said his ex-wife had shot herself.

The sheriff’s office says that right now, they are unsure about how many shots were fired. Neighbors and family members say Megan was a long-time Brunswick County EMS worker and had only moved to Sunset Beach three weeks ago.

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2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

I had a longtime friend, female, shoot herself in the head in front of her husband. From the letter written by her she wanted him to live with that forever. Not all women employ death by the least messiest method possible.

2015 years 9 months ago

Sounds really fishy. Women typically employ methods of suicide such as medications that don’t leave a mess. Unless they have a history of severe mental illness, they won’t do it with kids (or anyone else) around, either. And typically they will alert someone after ingesting medications, or at least make sure that they do it when they know someone will be able to find them shortly so that they can get medical care.

2015 years 9 months ago

He sounds too calm talking to 911!!

2015 years 9 months ago

Usually men don’t show emotion like females.

2015 years 9 months ago

That’s because he didn’t call in the first place, the neighbor did. 1+1= you guessed it 2

2015 years 9 months ago

First of all, he said “typically don’t”… second most people trying to kill themselves do not shoot them selves in the chest… THIRD… did anyone stop to think that maybe the police are trying to conduct an investigation and want Brandon to think he got away with it and are trying to get him to slip up by not announcing the details of said investigation?

and THIRD and most important… if you did Not know Megan personally STOP speculating on wether or not SHE did this… if you knew Megan you KNOW she did NOT… let the investigators do their job!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

beget preconcieved judgement. let’s wait until the investigation is over. I’ve not said that she did or didn’t do it. I was illustrating what “Common Knowledge” and “Preconceived Notions” can and often are wrong.

Most serial killers are white males. But if you go into a serial killer investigation already thinking it’s a white male you could miss the truth, Atlanta in the 80s anyone?

So to say that most women don’t shoot themselves or that most women don’t do this or that ignores the possibility that one might just do that. And justice is not served by going into an investigation thinking just that.

2015 years 9 months ago

So this story is the evidence or are you saying the police should put everything out now so you can solve the “loop holes”

For all we know the young girl could have said daddy was with me and we heard boom boom. Even if that is true some may still never believe it.

Really… for people to say factually here that one person murdered another is horrible.At least till the real facts are all out.

The paper should not allow emotional slander to be published

2015 years 9 months ago

I’m not an expert or anything however, if you really read this article, it says he(brandon) was in the house and heard 2 shots, then in another sentence he(brandon) states he was outside. If he says he heard 2 shots how come the detectives still are not sure how many? If the neighbors heard them argueing, he must have been in the house? So many loop holes…..

2015 years 9 months ago

Thank you for saying that. My father committed suicide and I would have been LIVID if the details had been broadcast by the media. The only thing made public was the obituary which simply stated he passed away at home.
I agree with your sentiments completely. Media coverage of a suicide is tacky and unnecessary. Especially in small communities where rumors and innuendo spread like wildfire. This story is not “setting the record straight”. Rumors and speculation will still circulate and facts will be skewed, until another story breaks and people move on to the next topic.
Thank you once again.

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2015 years 9 months ago

I very much agree with your comment! Our local papers are not stating that this was a suicide, merely that it is a death investigation. How rude, heartless, cold, and yes, VERY MUCH DISTASTEFUL to the family and friends of this beautiful soul. WWAY is the only source stating “suicide”. This is a very sad time for so many people! Even if they stated that it may have been an “accidental suicide” would even sound and look better (and be more tasteful) than to automatically say it was just a suicide. It looks just as bad as the people who are so obviously pointing fingers at the ex husband. I have my own thoughts, but I assure you, I know they are wrong to say and I will think before I speak to make such accusations. Only GOD can judge and IF something legally and morally wrong happened in that home that day, rest assured, it WILL be dealt with. Hopefully the authorities will do what they are sworn to do and do it all by the book and take every precaution they can to make sure the outcome they announce will be the right one. It may or may not be what every single person wants to hear. But it sure would be nice to let them say it before the tv station does. I sure do hope WWAY’s “autopsy department” is happy with themselves for stirring such speculation. I will be keeping the family and those precious little girls in my thoughts and prayers and hoping that IF the headlines being stated from this station are wrong, they DO need an apology! Bless those little girls’ hearts if they ever grow up with questions and decide to look at HALF of the mess that has been put on the internet with accusations and finger-pointing!

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2015 years 9 months ago

Call me Old School…but I find this suicide story COMPLETELY distasteful to the family members suffering from this tragedy of losing a loved one…especially by means of suicide.
I would understand a murder investigation cover story…but a suicide IS NOT the kind of news an agency should broadcast to the general public on a daily website listing, nor any other news group coverage.
Imagine, if you will, this person was your wife (or X wife) or your Mother/Father/Sister/Brother/Son or Daughter! It would be hard enough to harbor your feelings for some time…and then knowing the whole town was reading about it daily could possibly create more emotional damage to the surviving family members.
Let the deceased rest in peace…and give the family time to adjust to a tragedy of a suicide/death within the family.
Do you think an obituary would list her death as “Suicide”? Don’t think so. And why not…it would be disrespectful to the family. Think of it along those terms WWAY.
Not everything has to be printed in the news!!

2015 years 9 months ago

I double posted because I fell in the WWAY time warp where they don’t approve a comment for days. I guess they are scared they may hurt somebody’s feelings.

2015 years 9 months ago

We could tell you were just saying because you posted what you were just saying.

2015 years 9 months ago

He sounds to calm on the 911 tape…. Just saying…

2015 years 9 months ago

Murder….. Really
I know its hard to think a mother, a loved one would kill their self but to boldly a accuse a person of murder is a big big thing. I would think if a person shot someone else they would have been charged…arrested…would have gunshot residue and blood spattered one them if they shot them close enough to make it appear to be a suicide not to mention the fact that their Child was a witness and could prove they were outside together! So what if they argued…people …couples…ex’s argue. That’s not proof that there’s foul play. If anything its proof that they’re human. If he did do anything why wouldn’t he leave the scene….flee with the children like other crazy murderers do? I happen to know both Megan and Brandon….I’ve spoke to both of them during they’re separations and this whole situation is sad. These two families were united as one with their marriage and should be standing by each other and supporting not pointing fingers cause you don’t understand. The two innocent beautiful girls need to see everyone united not torn apart. Most suicidal, truly suicidal don’t advertise their intent…..they just act. When a person warns of suicide its their cry for help. When a person is highly emotional in an argument they can snap and act on simple impulse and emotion. Its hard to believe its hard to understand…but its harder to see the mother of your child in such a horrific scene. Then have people talk and point fingers at you!!!! Imagine what he’s going through…..even if they weren’t together they loved once.

2015 years 9 months ago

It took so much to hear that 911 call yesterday. After hearing it, it still doesn’t add up and still raises questions. I hope so much the detectives involved keep going forward with this and find the whole truth in this. The more we find out about what was said to her and done to her the week leading up to that horrible day, the more we know she didn’t do this to herself and confirms our beliefs. It is a scary thought to think someone might get away with this murder, it wasn’t Megan, whomever it was, justice will come! It is not fair that person took the mother away from two wonderful little girls.

2015 years 9 months ago

I couldn’t agree more. So many unanswered guestions, and we may never get them answered. Meagan was a beautiful person, inside and out and will be greatly missed. My heart aches for the children and the family…..

2015 years 9 months ago

I think everyone should wait for the evidence. There should be gun shot residue tests, there will be the little girl who may say ” I was with daddy and we heard boom inside”
People do it, but really, to judge these things on emotion is just as creepy as what you are implying

Some may never believe even if there was an eye witness but that’s just emotion but it is sad years later that the kids may mind these comments online

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2015 years 9 months ago

The NEWS MEDIA in general dude!
Now this story has arm chair detectives broadcasting all over the internet what they think happened (he said/she said)…keeping the remembrance alive and kicking of this unfortunate death…while the family members of the deceased know that all of this Arm Chair Crapolla is staring them down!!
People need to quit watching (i.e.):
1. Judge Judy (all episodes)
2. Judge Brown (all episodes)
3. The Maury Show (all episodes)….
Whatever else corrupts their way of thinking and start learning to mind their own business…if that’s humanly possible!

2015 years 9 months ago

please do your research WWAY is NOT the only news source stating “suicide”.

Please read with an open heart
2015 years 9 months ago

I know that we have freedom of speach and media but can we all please remember that there are two small children involved a daughter who could have seen their mother and another who was in school when this happened what are going through there minds and once you type something onto the internet its there forever and I don’t want these girls to ever see mean words about their mother or their father it is a vary sad situation we should let Megan rest and these girls heal. Thank you

2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

This is so sad for so many reasons. A young lady in the prime of her life, with two little girls. I am no expert, but I think they are still investigating it some. Neighbors heard two shots, but yet information keeps coming out about a single bullet hole. It needs to be investigated thoroughly, for the children’s sake.


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