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Madison County Coroner identifies body found after June 29 shooting, house fire

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 29, 2024

UPDATE: July 11 at 3:45 p.m.

Following a shooting and house fire that left Nancye Erwin hospitalized with severe injuries on June 29, the Madison County Coroner has officially identified the body that was found inside the home after crews extinguished the flames.

The Madison County Coroner identified the body as 59-year-old Jerry Thigpen of Tennessee.

An official cause of death has not been released at this time, officials reported.

UPDATE: July 9 at 1:00 p.m.

A GoFundMe has been created for the woman who was seriously injured after a shooting and house fire in Madison County.

The victim, who has been identified as Nancye Erwin, was shot, and her home was set on fire, according to officials.

The GoFundMe can be found here: Fundraiser by Larisa Erwin : Help Nancye Overcome Tragedy and Loss (

UPDATE: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says that after deputies responded to a shots fired call at the home, they found the victim, Nancye Erwin, in a vehicle on the property with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The sheriff’s office also says that flames were visible from the house, so deputies contacted local fire departments for assistance. The fire prevented deputies from entering the home to attempt to locate the other occupant, a release from the department states.

After the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered by deputies, Madison County Fire Department crew, and K9 Units.

The investigation is ongoing, and the identity of the deceased is unknown at this time, according to the release.

UPDATE June 29, 5:05 p.m.: According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:05 p.m., a body was located inside of the house located in the 300 block of Jeremiah Drive.

According to officials with the sheriff's office, the fire has been burning since around 2:00 p.m., and parts of the house are still on fire. Water is being brought in due to a lack of fire hydrants near the home, the office reports.

An investigation is ongoing.

Original: One person has been taken to the hospital following a shooting in Madison County, and crews are currently working to extinguish a house fire at the scene of the incident, the Madison County Sheriff's Office reports.

The sheriff's office says they were called out to reports of shots fired at 2:10 p.m., and when they arrived, they found one victim with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to the hospital by Madison County EMS, but their condition is unknown at this time.

The Madison County Fire Department, as well as other local volunteer agencies, are currently working to put out a fire at the house where the victim was found, according to the office.

The sheriff's office says more information will be released at a later time.