Dede Nicole Neely, 24, was charged with voluntary manslaughter Wednesday after she allegedly shot and killed Brian Ross Cofer, 26, according to Meigs County Sheriff Jackie Melton.
Melton said the shooting was the result of a “domestic argument” which turned deadly.
Cofer has a minor criminal history relating to a traffic offense in Bradley County and Neely does as well, according to information from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Neely had a January 2008 assault case.
In Meigs, Cofer also had a harassment charge in 2009 and a violation of probation charge in 2006, according to officials at the Meigs County Jail.
According to Associated Press reports, “Neely told police Cofer had pulled a gun the night before and threatened to kill her if she left (the home located in Georgetown). Neely said Cofer tried to attack her with a rifle the next morning (Wednesday), but put the weapon down. Neely said she picked it up and shot him,” according to the report.
Family members were reportedly also in the home at the time of the alleged shooting.