Sheriff: Man shot wife in Roan Mountain, then killed himself

Johnson City Press • Updated Jan 20, 2020 at 9:03 PM

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Carter County Sheriff’s Office deputies were investigating a double shooting that occurred Monday morning on Dock Fields Road and left the shooter dead.

In a news release, the office said investigators thought Robert Fields entered the living room of his residence and had an argument with his wife, Shelly Fields. Robert Fields shot Shelly Fields multiple times with a .357 caliber revolver, then went to a bedroom and fatally shot himself with the same weapon.

Deputies arrived, and Shelly Fields was taken to the hospital. The investigation was ongoing.

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