KODAK, Tenn. — The wife of a Tennessee police officer is in custody after her husband was shot and killed during a domestic violence encounter Saturday night.
Sevierville police said a Red Bank police officer died after being shot in the abdomen during the dispute.
Police responded to a reported shooting around 7:20 p.m in the 3000 block of Winfield Dunn Parkway.
When officers arrived on scene, they they found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the mid-section.
The victim was identified as James Smith, 41. Officials said Smith was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, WVLT reported.
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Smith was an officer at the Red Bank Police Department, according to Sevierville police.
Officials said Smith’s wife, Melissa Smith, 37, was arrested and faces first-degree murder charges. She was transported and booked at the Sevier County Jail, according to WVLT.
Investigators said a handgun was recovered from the scene and the investigation is ongoing. There were no further details released.