Police: Woman in custody after husband shot to death

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DeKalb County Police took a woman into custody early Monday morning in connection with the shooting death of her husband.

The gunfire rang out inside a home at around 1:30 p.m. on Edenberry Way near Lithonia. Arriving officers found a man who had been shot. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital, but he didn't survive. 

Early Monday afternoon, police identified the dead man as 49-year-old Bruce Heyward.

In an email to FOX 5 News, Police Public Information Officer Jacques Spencer said officers took the victim’s wife, 45-year-old Aimee Heyward, into custody.

Spencer said charges are pending against the wife.

Police at the scene called the shooting an apparent domestic situation. They told FOX 5’s Marc Teichner a teenage girl who inside the home at the time of the shooting was being questioned by detectives as they try to determine what led up to the shooting.

A police dog found a weapon in the backyard.

Detectives said police have responded to the home multiple times on previous domestic calls.