Man shot, killed wife during argument at Brevard home, deputies say

Gary Rivers, 50, arrested on murder charge

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man is locked up after deputies found his wife shot to death in a Brevard County home, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded early Friday morning to a home on Blounts Ridge Road in Mims to reports that a woman was shot.

The woman, later identified as 48-year-old Lynn Rivers, was found by deputies when they arrived.

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Deputies arrested Gary Rivers, 50, in the fatal shooting.

Investigators said the couple had been fighting that morning. During the argument, Gary Rivers got a gun and shot his wife once, killing her, records show.

Gary Rivers faces a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to call (321) 633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-8477.

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