TUPELO – A woman is dead after being shot by her husband Sunday morning in Tupelo.

Tupelo Police Department officers responded to an apartment complex on Milford Street shortly after midnight where they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said Carol Sharp, 23, of Tupelo died shortly after 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, upgrading the husband's charges to murder from domestic violence and aggravated assault.

The husband reported the shooting was accidental. He is currently being held in the Lee County Adult Detention Center.

TPD has not released the husband's name, but according to Lee County Sheriff's Office website, 24-year-old James R. Sharp was booked and charged early Sunday morning for domestic violence.

The incident is ongoing by investigators.


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