Friday night around 10:15 p.m., Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 12000 block of Chumuckla Highway in Jay for what began as a disturbance. While in route to the scene, dispatch notified the deputies the incident was quickly escalating.
According to a sheriff’s office press release, when they arrived, Brandon Hayes Hammett, age 36 and Stacy Marie Williams, age 33 were found inside the home with severe gunshot wounds. One died at the scene and the other at a local area hospital.
Major Crimes Detectives of Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating this incident and are currently working this case as a possible murder-suicide.