FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) - Fort Payne police are investigating the murder of a medical care worker at the hands of her husband.
Gregory Bradford Scott is charged with the murder of his wife Ashley Lynn Scott. Investigators said they found the 25-year-old dead inside her apartment on 9th Street in Fort Payne.
Both people were Emergency Medical Technicians serving in a line of work to save lives.
Police responded to a tip and a welfare check at this home around 4 a.m. Monday morning.
That's when they found Ashley's body in a back bedroom.
Neighbors said they heard what they thought to be firecrackers after 1 a.m. but now believe those to be gunshots.
Officials confirmed Ashley was an EMT at DeKalb Ambulance Service since September 2015 and Gregory served as a part-time EMT there since this past February.
Neighbors said they've heard the couple argue on a weekly basis.
Police said it's a case of domestic violence.
"There was a previous report filed on Friday afternoon of an incident of domestic violence directed towards Ms. Scott and he was the suspect in that case also," said Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum.
The Scott's young children are now with other family members.
Gregory Scott is being held pending bond being set by a judge.
Officials at the DeKalb Ambulance Service issued the following statement:
Ashley Scott was a full-time EMT with DeKalb Ambulance since September 2015. Mr. Greg Scott was a part-time EMT since February 2016.
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