Woman with gunshot wound found dead in Phenix City

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

PHENIX CITY, AL (WXTX) –  Lee County Sherriff deputies are investigating a woman found with a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in Phenix City.

Deputies found Tammy Danielle Wade, 28, lying on her bathroom floor with a single gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Edward Ray Wade, 28, was taken into custody at the scene by Lee County deputies. Neighbors say they heard screaming and yelling coming from the home just before hearing gun shots.

"At this point the investigation is still in progress and there could be charges coming but it will be based on the investigation that is currently at hand," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said.

Investigators found two 9 MM handguns inside the home. Reports say that a struggle appeared to have taken place at the home. Edward Wade was arrested and charged for striking his wife before the shooting.

The couple had two children, but they were not home at the time of the dispute. Edward Wade was being held with a $1,000 bond in the Lee County Detention Facility. He has been charged with domestic violence assault.

If you have any information about this case you are asked to call Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-784.

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