Child shoots and kills wife of deputy
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:34 AM EDT
TENNESSEE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The wife of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy is dead. Investigators say she was shot by a 4-year-old who found a loaded pistol.
“Split second we're talking about seconds, for that kid to run in that room unbeknownst to them, grab that gun and it goes off,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan.
The shooting happened at Deputy Daniel Fanning's home this weekend.
Authorities say the deputy was showing off his guns to a family member when the child grabbed the weapon and fired.
When deputies arrived, Josephine Fanning was already dead.
The couple had only been married a year.