SHOOTING EARLIER THIS MORNING; ONE IN CUSTODY
Posted by: Staff
Date: Oct 11 2021 1:13 PM
WASHINGTON COUNTY:A Washington County man is behind bars following a shooting earlier this morning. Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at approximately 7:20 a.m. this morning. The caller stated he had accidentally shot his wife. Once deputies, along with Washington County EMS arrived at the Moss Hill Rd. residence, they discovered 61-year-old, Judy Ann Berrigan, with a gunshot wound to the left chest area.
Mrs. Berrigan was immediately transported to a local hospital where she is expected to recover from the gunshot wound. Mrs. Berrigan was able to speak with WCSO Investigators. She stated to investigators that her and her husband, who is identified as 70-year-old, Dennis Alan Berrigan, had been arguing. She stated while she was sitting in the living room, her husband shot her with a handgun. She also stated that her husband had been drinking most of the night. Dennis Berrigan has been arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on attempted murder charges.
Investigators are still on scene and this investigation is ongoing.