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Sheriff's Office investigating weekend shooting death

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Grand jury to decide if homicide was ‘justifiable’

By Staff

A man with a history of domestic violence against his wife was shot and killed by her at their residence near Chaplin late Saturday night.

Tammy Rogers, 43, reportedly shot and killed Charles Rogers, 42, in an incident Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said “indicates it was probably justified.”

Nelson County deputy sheriffs responded at 11:32 p.m. Saturday to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Hillview Church Road. When deputies arrived, they found Charles Rogers dead of gunshot “wounds,” according to a media release sent Monday that did not state how many times he was shot.

“Detectives from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and discovered the Rogers had a lengthy history of domestic violence out of Jefferson County,” according to the sheriff’s statement. “A domestic violence order that had been in place for several years expired in January of this year.”

A copy of a domestic violence order obtained Monday from Jefferson County Family Court barred Charles from any contact with his wife and was dated Aug. 13, 2014. It was renewed in August 2015 and was in effect until Jan. 1 of this year.

Tammy Rogers was not arrested or charged by the Sheriff’s Office.

Reached by phone Monday, Mattingly said his office was “leaning toward” considering the homicide justifiable, but they would not be the final decision maker. He said detectives would present findings to a Nelson County grand jury, which would decide whether to charge her or not.

“We present all shootings to the grand jury,” Mattingly said. “Whether they charge is up to them.”