Wedding Bells and Bullet Shells: Florida Teacher Accused of Shooting His Wife, Brother-in-Law at Wedding in Tennessee

Florida Teacher Accused of Shooting Wife, Brother-in-Law at Wedding
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Cody Wiggins allegedly used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot his wife and brother-in-law, police said.

Nov. 17 2023, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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A teacher in Florida has been arrested after he allegedly shot his wife and brother-in-law while they attended a wedding in Tennessee, according to authorities.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, officers responded to a call regarding an active shooter in Franklin at the Marriott Cool Springs, according to the Franklin Police Department.

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Once at the scene, officers located two victims and began rendering aid.

Before police arrived, the shooting suspect, 29-year-old Cody Wiggins, had fled the scene, police said. He was found a short while later in a nearby subdivision and police said he used a semi-automatic handgun during the shootings.

The victims, Wiggins’ wife and his brother-in-law, were transported to a local hospital and police have not provided an update on their condition. They were all reportedly in town for a wedding at the time of the incident.

Wiggins was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail, officials said.

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He was charged with two counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated domestic assault and tampering with evidence. He is being held on a $3.5 million bond.

Wiggins works as an English teacher for West Florida High School and in a statement to WEAR-TV, Interim Superintendent Keith Leonard said Wiggins was “immediately suspended” and they “will continue to work with law enforcement as the case is brought to a culmination.”


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