SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE (Aug. 19, 2020): A man is in custody and is suspected of second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.
According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, Kenneth Gibson, 79, has been arrested in charged in connection with the shooting.
Officers were dispatched on August 2 around 8 a.m. to 970 River Divide Road to a 911 call of a woman being shot.
When they arrived, they said they found Sue Ella Gibson, 73, suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman was taken to Leconte Medical Center by ambulance where she was pronounced dead.
Seals said her husband was at the home at the time with his wife when he retrieved a gun and his wife was shot. Gibson was detained and sent to the hospital for evaluation, and was later arrested on August 18 and charged with second degree murder.
Seals said he will be arraigned in court and will have a hearing at a later date.
According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, a Sevier County woman is dead after a shooting incident at her home Sunday morning in Sevier County.
Seals said the sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call at a residence on River Divide Road at 7:58 a.m. where the responding officer found a 73-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound.
EMS responded and transported the victim to Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville where she was pronounced dead, according to SCSO.
Officials said another individual at the scene was detained and the investigation is ongoing.