Police: Wife shoots, kills estranged husband after struggle

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:45pm
Updated: May 11, 11:38 p.m.

A domestic dispute resulted in the death of 29-year-old Fabian Spence in Hermitage Wednesday night. According to Metro police, Spence’s estranged wife, Tiffany Spence, shot him during a struggle on the front porch of their home at around 8:30 p.m.

Tiffany Spence told police she went to the home to drop off the couple’s sons when an argument developed. She said Fabian Spence reached for a pistol in his waistband, but she was able to wrestle it away from him. During the struggle, she fired the gun and shot him in the back, according to police.

Fabian Spence died at the scene.

Police released Tiffany Spence pending further investigation and discussion with the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office. 

Update: Tiffany Spence indicted for murder.

11 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 3/14/13 at 12:32

Kiddin' me?
Guy has a gun in "his waist ban" when the "estranged wife" is dropping off the kids?
Ozzie & Harriet, no doubt.

By: NewYorker1 on 3/14/13 at 1:32

Drama.. It amazes me how people get into these bad relationships. There is nothing or no one that damn special for me to stay with some dumb azz. You only have one time to disrespect me and that's it. I'm out. You might not be out, but I am. I can't control anybody else, but I have TOTAL control over me. This chick should have bounced at the first sight of drama.

By: wataboutbob on 3/14/13 at 2:03

My first thought "good for her" but things don't sound right. He had a gun in his waistband (?) as he met her on the front porch, yada yada, wrestled it away and shot him in the back?
Just sayin'.

By: dargent7 on 3/14/13 at 5:09

At least this is a change of pace...wife shoots and kills husband/ boyfriend.
I was sick of the Phil Spectors and Pastorius and OJ's, and Scott Petersons, and that cop who killed 4 wives.
Maybe, this will somehow even the score.

By: Jordan320 on 3/14/13 at 10:14

I know this couple and I will say this...God rest his soul, but I can assure you there's a lot more to this story. He was an abusive person. His 7 year old was not performing well i sports and I heard him say, "Do you want to go to the closet tonight? Because that's what's going to happen if you don't get out there and play." I knew right then and there that this man was abusive. His kids feared him like no tomorrow.

By: GUARDIAN on 3/15/13 at 8:52

I hope the children didn't see this and hope all of this story is true in how this happened... the children need their mother... GUARDIAN-GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY and FRIENDS. The American Way.

By: courier37027 on 3/15/13 at 10:02

NY1, while we may disagree on some sports and political takes, I find myself in agreement with most or all of your relationship comments. My theory is some women get baby fever or marriage fever, jump into a relationship with the first (and often wrong) guy, assume that "love will get us through our problems" or "having another child will solve our woes" or taming a thug is a badge of honor. One child, two children, three children later we see this cycle repeat itself: stress, abuse, disrespect, the list goes on. Why people with high drama think marriage will change them for the better is ridiculous. Marriage magnifies problerms more than it brings joy when idiot spouses are in the equation.

By: Jordan320 on 3/15/13 at 12:13

The 5 year old was in the car sleep, but the 7 year old was in the house sleep. smh...and they were such great kids.

By: Jughead on 3/15/13 at 1:51

No tears. Keep them coming.

By: patlewis1986 on 3/20/13 at 6:39

No such thing! The truth is that Fabian and Tiffany was going through a divorce and he had an order of protection against her. Fabian was living at the house by himself.. goes to work on the night shift and was apparently just coming off his security guard job when he was attacked by this brutal woman.. dont know why she was at his out at 8am, nor why one of the children was in the house sleeping and the other was in the car, but i got news that this was planned by her and her brother and she managed to get one of the children in the house after the crime, but lost her focus after they killed him so the other child was left in the car.

It is very sad that some people are adding comments after the horrible murder of such a such a young man!

By: patlewis1986 on 3/20/13 at 6:44

Tiffany is a murderer and will be eventually arrested and sent to prison after the DA gets all the facts.. I understand that she might have been jealous because he was doing good without her, but you cant brutally murder a young man like this and get away with it