CCSO investigates shooting death

A New Brockton man is dead following a reported domestic altercation that occurred Tuesday, March 2, at approximately 7:13 a.m.

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth said that Steven Bruce Lebaron, 67, was found dead on the floor of his County Road 545 home in New Brockton after law officers responded to an emergency phone call involving a domestic dispute.

Whitworth said that Labaron’s wife Wendy, 54, told officers that she had shot her husband during a domestic altercation. She was transported to Medical Center Enterprise with lacerations to her face.

“No arrests have been made at this time,” Whitworth said. “The incident is still under investigation by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Coffee County Coroner’s Office.

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