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Victim In Fatal Shooting Named

Munford_PoliceStar Staff Reports

At about 6 p.m. on Monday, Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of an accidental shooting in the 1000 block of Appleberry Road in Munford.

Deputies arrived to discover the victim, Laura Ann Rains, 26 had been shot by her husband, William Christopher Rains, 25. Chris indicated his wife was handing him a pistol when the weapon discharged striking her once in the head.
Emergency medical personnel and deputies assisted at the scene in transporting the victim to the MED by wing. The victim later died at the MED from her injury. The victim was a wife of three years and a mother of one child.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division responded and processed the scene throughout the night. There will be an autopsy performed at the Regional Forensic Center in Memphis.
“The death investigation is continuing into this tragedy. The family is cooperating with detectives to help piece the events resulting in the shooting.”
If anyone has information in this case, call the Criminal Investigations Division at 475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 475-4300, phone in tips at 475-3307, e-mail tips to or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”

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