Police investigate Ashville murder-suicide

ASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A woman was found deceased in her home along Highway 231 near Ashville High Wednesday night when police repsonded to a call about gunshots in the area. The victim has been identified as Brenda Crocker Potts, age 54.

Mayor Robert McKay said that when police arrived to the home, the victim's husband, Kenneth Wayne Potts, made a threat. Police sought cover and soon after, heard a gunshot.

They found the man suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. The 58-year-old man was airlifted to UAB Hospital where he later died. Ashville Police have called the case a murder-suicide.

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