A Woodall man died after shooting his wife following an argument, Cherokee County authorities said.
Jeff Harris, 54, shot Julie Marsh, 40, in the neck around 11 p.m. Wednesday night in his residence in Woodall, said Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault.
Chennault said Harris was inside his residence when investigators arrived. Harris suffered a medical issue when taken into custody and passed out. He was taken to Tahlequah City Hospital where he died.
“We’re not sure exactly what he died from,” Chennault said. “His body is at the medical examiner’s office now, and we won’t know until they’re done.”
Cherokee County deputies, Cherokee Nation marshals and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the call and found Marsh outside the residence with a wound to her neck. She was taken to TCH and later flown to a Tulsa hospital. A condition report on Marsh was unavailable Thursday, but Chennault said it appeared she would survive the shooting.
Chennault said Harris’ family told investigators the two were no longer married, but he hadn’t seen evidence of a divorce. Chennault said Marsh lived in Tahlequah.
“We know they weren’t living together,” Chennault said. “But we don’t know about their marriage situation right now. We do know that they had a history of fights and domestic issues.”
Chennault said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist.
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