Neighbors react to deadly workplace shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- WREG is learning  more about the couple involved in Tuesday's deadly workplace shooting.

Police ultimately decided no charges will be filed against the wife of 36-year-old Willard Green.

On Thursday, officers said Green's wife shot and killed him in self defense at the concrete plant on Ferrell Park Drive where they both worked.

At the same time, employees at Metro Mix were trying to get back to their normal routine after a rough week. Police have released very few details about the shooting but WREG  discovered two restraining orders were filed against Green.

"It's hurtful you know."

Robert McGee lived across the street from the Raleigh home he said 36-year-old Willard Green shared with his wife.

He said the couple moved out awhile ago after the house caught on fire.

"They were very decent neighbors you know and hospitable and young, hardworking. I can emphasize that," he said.

It was at work when their relationship came to a fatal end at the Metro Mix plant in South Memphis.

On Thursday, Memphis police said Green attacked his wife at work and she shot him in self-defense. Because she has not been charged they will not release her name. The couple's co-workers told WREG the two were separated but still worked together.

Court records show a restraining order was filed against Green last year but dismissed. Another restraining order was also filed this week but because the case is still open the details are not open to the public.

No one else was seriously hurt in the shooting. But police told WREG domestic violence is  a difficult crime to combat.

"It's one of the hardest crimes to prevent and it's one of the hardest crimes to predict because we can't be inside the home and we can't  be inside business," said Col. Mikey Williams.

Metro Mix declined to comment.