A 78-year-old stroke victim was shot to death in her hospital bed, apparently by her husband, who was killed by police at his home later in the day when he ignored warnings to drop his gun, authorities said.
Inge Brown was shot twice in the head Tuesday in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis said. Authorities said her 76-year-old husband, Harry, was believed to be the shooter, and they were investigating whether it was a mercy killing.
When police went to the Browns' apartment, Harry Brown met them on the doorstep with a gun, police said. He was shot after he ignored officers' warnings to drop the weapon.
Authorities said he left a note at the home that read, "Sorry Officers."