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Oneonta woman shot and killed during domestic dispute; suspect in custody

52-year-old Bryan Craig Fox
52-year-old Bryan Craig Fox(Blount Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 12:24 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 2:36 PM CST
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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - An Oneonta man is in custody after a domestic incident ended in the shooting death of his wife Sunday night.

Police say 53-year-old Sharon Teal Askew was found dead on the floor with a single gunshot wound. This was in a residence on Moorer Lane in Oneonta.

52-year-old Bryan Craig Fox will be charged with her murder, according to police.

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Blount County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence around 9 p.m. on a call about a possible shooting during a domestic incident.

When deputies arrived, Fox could be seen inside the house through the windows and screen door. He was instructed to come outside with his hands up. Fox obeyed and was placed under observation while deputies made entry into the home.

Askew was found lying on the floor with a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fox is being held at the Blount County Correctional Facility without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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