Police: Man fatally shot wife in western Virginia

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Authorities in Virginia say that a man has been arrested on charges that he fatally shot his wife.

The Roanoke Times reports that Gerard P. Tompkins was arrested on Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder.

The 58-year-old lives in Christiansburg. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies went to a home in response to a 911 call.

The office said deputies found Michelle L. Tompkins suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

She later died at a hospital.

Tompkins is being held in jail without bond.

It’s unclear if he has hired an attorney. The sheriff’s office said the investigation is continuing.

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