Man arrested for murder of wife in Christiansburg

Man arrested for murder of wife in Christiansburg
The victim’s husband, Gerard P. Tompkins, was arrested at the scene and is being charged with second-degree murder. (Source: Police via WDBJ7)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WBDJ) - A man is in custody, charged with shooting his wife to death Tuesday night in western Virginia.

Christiansburg authorities responded to a 911 call on the 1400 block of Red Hawk Run at 8:47 p.m.

That's where they found Michelle L. Tompkins, 51, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Thompkins was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, where she died shortly after arriving.

The victim’s husband, Gerard P. Tompkins, was arrested at the scene and is being charged with second-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

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