CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A woman has died after a shooting at a Crossville area home late Tuesday night. One man identified as her spouse has been arrested amid the ongoing investigation.
On Thursday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said its special agents have arrested and charged a 39-year-old Crossville man accused of illegally possessing a firearm during the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of his wife.
TBI stated in a news release Thursday that at the request of 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI special agents joined the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the death of Terri Loretta Pitton, 52, on Tuesday, shortly after authorities found her with a gunshot wound at the couple’s home in the 700 block of Brown Road in Crossville.
TBI says authorities later determined Pitton’s husband, Donald Wayne Jackson, 39, has a felony criminal history and should not have firearms.
On Wednesday, agents arrested and charged Jackson with one count of Unlawful Carrying or Possession of a Firearm. He has been booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a $20,00 bond.
The investigation into Pitton’s death remained active and ongoing at this time, TBI concluded Thursday.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Wednesday that its agency responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 700 block of Brown Road at around 11:10 p.m. Arriving officers found the victim, Terri Loretta Pitton of Crossville with a gunshot wound. CCSO said emergency medical services were immediately called to the scene to provide assistance and transport the victim to the hospital, but “unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, Ms. Pitton succumbed to her injuries.”
CCSO also said Wednesday morning that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is working diligently to gather all relevant information.
Pitton’s body is being sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
“The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Terri Loretta Pitton during this difficult time,” CCSO said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they grieve the loss of their loved one.”
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