Trussville PD: Woman confirmed dead after husband sets up barricade, tells police he killed his wife

UPDATE: Man charged with murder in the case.
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 6:03 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 4:35 PM CDT
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TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - A woman is dead after a man barricaded himself in a home early Wednesday morning according to Lt. Riner with Trussville PD.

UPDATE: According to Trussville Police, John B. Harris has been charged with murder. Harris remains hospitalized due to his self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as 82-year-old Jo Ann Henry Harris.

His bond will be set at $250,000 once he is released from the hospital, according to Trussville Police.

The incident began around 1:30 a.m. Police say an 80-year-old man, Harris, barricaded himself in a home on Brookstone Drive and told police he had killed his wife and would kill himself. Officials remained on the scene for several hours.

A witness at the scene reported hearing several gunshots around 5 a.m.

Police confirmed a short time later that a woman inside the home was dead and the man was being transported to the hospital after suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say they could not find an obvious gunshot wound on the woman’s body and could not confirm how she died.

The Jefferson County Coroner said an examination is scheduled to be performed Thursday, June 2, 2022.

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