- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Decatur police say a woman fatally shot her estranged husband early Tuesday inside their home.

The WBRC-TV (https://bit.ly/1XVtM96) reports that police responded to a Stratford Road home at 4:31 a.m. and found Vanessa Leffers in the driveway.

According to police, Leffers said she shot her estranged husband, 30-year-old Mark Leffers, in self-defense.

Officers found Mark Leffers in a bedroom dead from a single gunshot wound. Police also confirmed three children were inside the home at the time of the shooting.

According to divorce documents filed by Vanessa Leffers, her husband has been involved in two standoffs with police.

Police say no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Officials say when their investigation is complete the case will be presented to the Morgan County Grand Jury.


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