Shooting Investigated in Willard

thumb_12cf42a428c784bA man shoots and kills his wife before taking his own life last night.

Greene County Sheriff’s deputies received a tip by a witness who saw a man pointing a handgun at a woman near the 1000 block of West Farm Road 124. When deputies arrived they couldn’t find anyone in the area that matched the witnesses’ description. Around 7:30 p.m. authorities found the body of 28-year-old Sandra Pendergrass in Willard with a visible gunshot wound. During the course of the investigation, deputies were led to Dade County where they found the body of the victim’s husband, 48-year-old Todd Pendergrass.

Sheriff Jim Arnott said, “Investigators learned that Todd Pendergrass had confessed to killing Sandra to his daughter and brother before taking his own life. Our condolences are with the Pendergrass family as they cope with this double tragedy.”

Autopsies are scheduled for this week. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the deaths.

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