One dead in domestic LaFollette shooting


LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is dead and another person was hospitalized in a domestic shooting in LaFollette Thursday. According to LaFollette Police Department investigators, on July 15 at around 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting incident at 400 E. Walden.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say both victims were treated at the scene and then transported by EMS to Tennova Medical Center in LaFollette.

Investigators say 38-year-old Johnny Baird shot his wife Rosalind during a domestic argument before taking his own life. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Rosalind Baird, 39, was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville via Lifestar. Police say a 13-year-old was present at the home when the shooting occurred. The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) has been contacted to provide assistance.

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