UPDATE: Bond set, victim stable in Covington Co. shooting - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

UPDATE: Bond set, victim stable in Covington Co. shooting

A Covington county man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting and his wife is in custody. A Covington county man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting and his wife is in custody.
Rebecca Nixon, 43 Rebecca Nixon, 43
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Covington Co. woman made her initial appearance Wednesday and her bond was set at $10,000. 

Rebecca Nixon, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday evening after she shot her husband. She posted bond Wednesday morning and was released. 

Her husband is in stable condition. 

The scene

A Covington county man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting and his wife is in custody.

Witnesses on scene gave Seven On Your Side conflicting reports and since then, more information has been released from police to clarify what happened. 

Nixon was taken into custody by deputies at the scene in the 200 block of Garner Road.

According to Covington County Sheriff Department officials, the shooting occurred just before 6 p.m.

Nixon was booked at the Covington County Jail and charged with one count of aggravated assault.

"Nixon cooperated fully with the investigation in regards to the shooting of her husband," investigator Pamela Wade-Smith said.

Rebecca's husband, Dennis Nixon, 46, is currently at University Medical Center in Jackson undergoing surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his chest.

Investigators say Dennis was shot with a .22 caliber pistol.

According to Wade-Smith another family member drove Dennis to Magee General Hospital, where he was later transferred to UMC.

According to investigators, the shooting stemmed from an argument at the home, and multiple shots were fired in the altercation.

Deputies recovered the weapon at the scene and logged it into evidence. 

Rebecca is scheduled to make her initial appearance Wednesday. 

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