COOL SPRINGS, Tenn. (TCD) — Police arrested a Florida teacher who allegedly shot his wife and brother-in-law while attending a wedding over the weekend.
According to the Franklin Police Department, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Marriott of Cool Springs. At the scene, officers located two victims and began rendering aid. Police said the shooting suspect, 29-year-old Cody Wiggins, had fled the scene before their arrival.
The victims, Wiggins’ wife and his brother-in-law, were transported to Vanderbilt Hospital via ambulance. Police have not provided an update on their condition.
Officers allege that Wiggins used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot the victims. They were all reportedly in town for a wedding at the time of the incident.
Police arrested Wiggins and booked him into the Williamson County Jail on two counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated domestic assault, and tampering with evidence.
According to the Escambia County Public Schools website, Wiggins works as an English teacher for West Florida High School.
In a statement obtained by WEAR-TV, Interim Superintendent Keith Leonard said, “In compliance with Florida law and the Escambia County School District’s contractual provisions, the employee will be immediately suspended. We will continue to work with law enforcement as the case is brought to a culmination.”
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- Escambia County Public Schools
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