Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Death of wife ends investigation of fatal shooting of Hernando man

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BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has halted its investigation into the Dec. 26 shooting death of a Brooksville man by his wife.

An initial investigation revealed Jeanne Moore, 49, shot Shawn Moore, 44, during a domestic dispute at the couple's home on Weatherly Road. The decision comes in the wake of Jeanne Moore's death of an apparent heart attack on Jan. 24.

"Due to the fact that the victim and possible suspect are both deceased, we are unable to complete the investigation and unequivocally prove whether or not Jeanne's shooting of Shawn (Moore) was justifiable," Sgt. Phil Lakin said in an email. The State Attorney's Office agreed with the decision, Lakin added.

Jeanne Moore's son, True Griffin, witnessed the shooting. His and his mother's statements were consistent and matched the conditions found at the scene during forensic processing, Lakin said.

Authorities say a lengthy history of unreported domestic abuse preceded Shawn Moore's death. The couple had two children together, ages 11 and 13.

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