Woman Injured In Putnam Co. Church Shooting Passes Away
PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. – The woman injured in a church shooting in Putnam County has died as a result of her injuries.
The family of Etta Medley told NewsChannel 5 that she passed away Sunday afternoon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed the information Monday.
Medley was critically injured on February 2 at a shooting inside Double Springs Community Church in Cookeville.
Officials with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said 64-year-old Tommy Meadows walked into the church around 9 a.m. and threatened to kill his estranged wife Wanda Meadows, who was at the church with her sister. At some point, officials said her sister, Etta Medley, intervened and was apparently shot in the stomach by Tommy Meadows.
Wanda Meadows was able to get away and ran out of the church. The SWAT team was called in to intervene on the scene and when they arrived they found Tommy Meadows dead in the basement of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No other injuries were reported.