Victim identified in Sunday morning shooting incident

Published 2:37 pm Monday, December 5, 2022

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Investigators have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning in the Siam community of Carter County.
According to Sheriff Mike Fraley, the man has been identified as 58-year-old Andrew Gilbertson of 106 Countryside Drive.
Cynthia Ellis, 69, also of 106 Countryside Drive, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Gilbertson’s death.
Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence, the home shared by Gilbertson and Ellis, around 8 a.m. Sunday after a woman, later identified as Ellis, called 911 and reported she had shot someone.
When deputies arrived, Ellis was waiting outside the home and was immediately detained by officers. Inside the home, officers found Gilbertson, who had suffered three gunshot wounds. Emergency medical personnel transported Gilbertson away from the scene for medical treatment, but he died of his injuries while en route to the hospital.
Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office along with investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation interviewed Ellis and learned she and Gilbertson had been involved in a verbal argument when the shooting took place.
“Ellis told investigators she shot Gilbertson two times while they were in the bedroom and then followed him to the kitchen where she shot him a third time before calling 911,” Carter County Sheriff Mike Fraley said.

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