2 dead following reported domestic incident in Piedmont

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October 02 2021 06:00 pm

PIEDMONT, Ala. (WIAT) — Piedmont Police are investigating what appears to be a domestic incident that left two people dead Saturday.

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown confirmed a husband and wife were found dead at a residence, both from an apparent gunshot wound.

The incident took place in the 1200 block of Law Martin Road in Piedmont. There was no threat to the public. Bodies were sent off for autopsies.

The woman was identified as 56-year-old Sandra Ranae Leath and suffered from a fatal gunshot wound. The man was identified as 49-year-old Dave Dewayne Pierce and police say he suffered from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Interim Chief Nathan Johnson says that family members of Pierce advised that in recent weeks, he had been having odd behaviors and they believed he was having mental episodes.

In a Facebook post, Piedmont Police stated that officers responded to a domestic incident in the 1200 bock of Law Martin Road.

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