Helena PD: 1 woman found dead, husband in custody


HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8/23/19): The victim has been identified.

Helena police report that there was a domestic incident in the 8400 block of Shoreside Lane. Officers arrived at the scene and located a woman who was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim’s husband was taken into custody. According to Helena police, the couple had a history of domestic incidents. Helena police state that this “does not appear to be a random act” and believe that this incident was a “result of a domestic altercation.”

The Helena police chief tells us this couple had a history of domestic violence, the most recent incident happening on Wednesday. The woman was arrested, then shortly thereafter released on bond. Chief Pete Folmar said acts of domestic violence are particularly difficult to prevent.

“As far as what law enforcement does to prevent it, obviously you make arrests when needed. The courts have domestic violence classes and schools with counseling and what not to try to prevent future occurrences of it,” said Chief Folmar.

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