Gallatin Shootings Investigated As Murder-Suicide
GALLATIN, Tenn. - Police in Gallatin said they are investigating the deaths of a couple found shot to death at an apartment complex Wednesday as a murder-suicide.
Officers were called to a possible shooting at Wellington Farms Apartments on Big Station Camp Road shortly before 4 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of Christopher and Kaitlyn Wilchenski inside an apartment in building 14.
The couple was in the process of getting a divorce, according to investigators. Neighbors told police that they had heard arguing at the couple's apartment earlier.
Police said Kaitlyn sustained multiple gun shots to the head and Christopher sustained a single gunshot to the head. A large caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.
"I would just hear screaming, I am not sure about what exactly, just a lot of cuss words and stuff. But I just put it off, put if off, put it off," said Brook Smith.
"Some loud yelling, fighting about 'you're not taking the dog, I'm taking the dog,' something to that effect," Smith explained.
"It was so loud that it vibrated the chandelier that hang in the apartment complex, and that's when he heard a second one," Smith explained.