Decatur Police confirm two people shot during attempted murder-suicide
DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is dead and a woman seriously hurt after an attempted murder-suicide in Decatur.
Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn released the names of those involved.
Chunn said 84-year-old James “Jim” Jones shot his wife Irma Jones, and then shot himself.
It happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. Friday at a home on Tammy Street.
Police say Irma was able to run from the home to a neighbor’s house. While a neighbor was attending to her wound, a second gunshot was fired.
Police say Jim Jones was found in the garage with a gunshot wound. Irma Jones was flown to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition.
Doctors pronounced the husband dead at Decatur Morgan Hospital.