Estranged husband suspected in Green Hills shooting found dead

Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:52am
Staff reports

updated at 4 p.m. 

The man Metro police suspected of shooting Vickie Pearsall to death early Monday morning has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on I-24 near Paducah, Ky.

Detectives had been searching for Gilbert Devon Pearsall, 51, the estranged husband of Vickie Pearsall, who worked as a dental receptionist at the Green Hills office of Dr. John Williams on Crestmoor Road.

According to Metro police, Kentucky State Police reported that law enforcement in the Paducah area had been on the lookout for a silver Mercedes involved in a hit and run accident. Troopers found the car on the side of the interstate at mile marker 23 and discovered Gilbert Pearsall dead inside.

That Mercedes matched witnesses’ description of a vehicle in the Crestmoor Road area saw about the time of the murder.

Vickie Pearsall, 48, sued Gilbert Pearsall for divorce in Davidson County Circuit Court last October 26. The case was still pending.

Just before that, police arrested Gilbert Pearsall for domestic assault against his wife last October 22. The case was dismissed in March.

8 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 6/4/12 at 11:37

Remind me to get my teeth cleaned somewhere else.
If the cops don't solve this in 24hrs. I'll be astounded.

By: SargeE5 on 6/4/12 at 12:24

The only thing evil needs to succeed, is for good men to stand by and do nothing.
Those willing to give up their liberty for a little security, deserve neither.
~Sarge

By: SargeE5 on 6/4/12 at 12:26

The next thing you'll hear from Metro is that the police suspect foul play.

By: Writeman on 6/4/12 at 1:44

Dr. Williams is a great dentist. Vickie was his receptionist. I was just there a few weeks ago. This is unbelievable. From what I hear, they have strong leads. Just awful!

By: dargent7 on 6/4/12 at 2:27

Ex-boyfriend, Ex-husband. Dentist's don't carry cash in their office, so it wasn't a robbery.

By: Rasputin72 on 6/4/12 at 2:31

Is this a reputable dentist?

By: govskeptic on 6/4/12 at 2:38

Sure sounds totally "Domestic" at a first glance! Time and place can be anywhere!

By: mista-c on 6/4/12 at 2:52

sad sad sad.... but it's Green Hills area, so not as BAD of a rap it it were Nashville, Antioch..pretty much this article is hid...again, sad @7am...surely ex-boyfriend, husband... why kill? just leave and get another woman (there are at least 1million more out there)