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Franklin woman's death deemed suspicious is ruled homicide, coroner says

Call initially came in as an attempted suicide
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Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 11:25:30-05

FRANKLIN — A woman's death over the weekend that investigators said was "suspicious" in nature has been ruled a homicide, officials now say.

An autopsy determined that Jennifer Lynn Lewis, 47, died by a single gunshot wound, according to the Johnson County Coroner's Office.

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Woodfield Boulevard around 1:45 a.m. Saturday after getting a call about an attempted suicide.

Police Chief Kirby Cochran says a woman was found dead inside the residence and a man, who was alive, was also located there.

He was arrested for a probation violation for possession of handguns. WRTV is not naming him because he has not been formally charged.

Cochran says the neighborhood is safe and police do not believe there is any concern of further danger.

The investigation is ongoing.