Investigators: Jefferson County man shoots wife, kills himself

JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in Jefferson City.

Deputies said they responded to a house at 1530 Patty Perkins Lane in Jefferson City at around 8:30 p.m. after a caller said he shot and killed his wife. When deputies arrived at house, Sheriff G.W. “Bud” McCoig said they found Thomas Gibson, 55, lying in his front yard with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Sheriff McCoig said the man’s wife, Rebecca Gibson was found unresponsive on the couch with multiple  gunshot wounds. Investigators said they believe Thomas Gibson shot Rebecca Gibson then took his own life.

A neighbor said the couple did not have kids and had lived at that location for about five years.

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