Murder-suicide investigation under way in Jackson County

BRYANT, Ala. - Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips says his agency is investigating a murder-suicide in the town of Bryant. The shooting happened at the victim's home on County Road 131 on Saturday.

Phillips said Joey Wayne Hollis, from Talladega, shot and killed Kathryn Nichols, then Hollis killed himself.

The two were reportedly in a relationship.

"Probably some alcohol involved, and just got into a fight of some sort," Phillips said. "There were actually some witnesses that were there."

Phillips added those people weren't injured.

He said deputies have responded to calls of disturbances between this couple in the past. Investigators are still working the case, but Phillips said it's nearly closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.