Gunfire erupts at Tennessee waterpark, one victim dies and suspects arrested

Source: Sevierville Police Department

Aug. 2 2021, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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Gunfire erupted at a Tennesee waterpark, leaving one person dead and two suspects facing charges, police said.

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On July 31, police responded to Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tennessee for a report of shots fired.

When they arrived, officers found two female shooting victims at the waterpark parking area, according to police.

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Kelsy Cook, 24, was airlifted to the hospital, where she later died. Angie Russell, 23, was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

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Police believe an altercation occurred in the waterpark parking lot, which escalated into the shooting.

Witnesses told police that possible suspects were leaving the parking lot in a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and two people inside were ultimately arrested.

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Sarah Romine, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

Police believe Romine shot both victims.

Joshua Dannels, 30, was charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Both Romine and Dannels were transported to the Sevier County Jail for booking.


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