Police, family identify couple found shot outside Batesville police station

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BATESVILLE, Miss. — A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after authorities say a domestic situation led to an attempted murder-suicide in front of a Batesville, Mississippi police station.

Batesville Police identified the man killed as 37-year-old L.C. Webb Jr.

Family members confirmed the woman shot is Tabitha Sanford Webb, and said that her husband shot her. They say she is in critical condition.

A friend of the family said it happened in front of their young son.

According to the Batesville Police Department, officers discovered two vehicles in front of the police department around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. One person was already dead while a second was flown to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis for treatment.

Authorities with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting was the result of a domestic incident. They are not seeking any other suspects.

A woman who was driving home from work and saw the crime scene outside the police department after the shooting described what she saw:

“I just saw a dark truck at the police station, and a van. Both doors and the driver’s side were open, and the police were there. An ambulance was there … and I saw a child standing there with a police officer. I said, ‘Well it’s domestic violence,’ so I just went on home,” she said.

“I guess it just happened because the police passed me. … Later on, coworker said it was a killing at the police station and I got scared then because, man, I didn’t know all that was going on.”

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