A Wadesville man was shot and killed Thursday night and Sheriff’s deputies believe his wife pulled the trigger. Investigators haven’t been able to talk to her yet as she recovers from a “medical condition” in the hospital.

“Got a call, says there’s something going on, we thought maybe it was our neighbor.” Robert Redman has lived on Wade Road for nearly 30 years, and it doesn’t get much traffic.

The rural Posey County stretch passes through corn and bean fields. About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, things were a little different.  Deputies rushed to a spot near Redman’s house by an old barn and grain bin.

“Went and looked out the front door and saw whole bunch of lights and everything outside,” he says.

Troy Higginson, 48, was seat-belted in his car just a quarter-mile from his home. His wife, Peggy Higginson, 45, called 911.

Chief Deputy Tom Latham says Peggy told dispatch she shot Troy in the chest.

Latham says the Higginson’s are familiar to law enforcement. Posey County deputies have responded to “several” domestic complaints, he says, but none have been physical. Deputies were at their home two days ago.

“Mister Higginson had filed for divorce back in March and in April, however those hearings did not occur due to both parties not showing,” Latham says.

Next door, Redman has a hard time believing what happened in this piece of the country.

“Shooting somebody is pretty desperate,” Redman says. “Sometimes it gets a little out of hand, and it got quite a bit out of hand last night.”

According to Latham, Peggy is recovering in a hospital and unable to talk to deputies about what happened because of some medical condition. Latham couldn’t explain why.

Latham stopped short of calling Peggy a suspect until investigators can talk to her. “I hate to use that term because that makes it sound criminal,” Latham explains. “At this point I can’t make a determination as to whether or not this was criminal or self-defense.”

No charges have been filed but Latham says that could change in the coming days.

An autopsy is scheduled for Troy Higginson Saturday morning.

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(This story was originally published June 22, 2018)