Report says Winston-Salem Police employee accidentially shoots his wife

Nikolaos Keefe Tish
"On Dec. 29, the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a Discharging Firearms at 2305 Quinn Forest Way.  Upon arrival, Officers located the female victim,  Jessica Marie Tish, 24, suffering from a single gunshot to the abdomen.  The victim was transported to Baptist Hospital, where she is currently being treated for this injury.  The Criminal Investigation Division of the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene, and assumed investigative responsibility for this incident. 

     Preliminary information indicates that the victim was accidentally shot by her husband, who was handling a gun in close proximity to her.  The victim’s husband, Nikolaos Keefe Tish, has been employed with the Winston-Salem Police Department since 08-31-2015.  Mr. Tish is currently assigned to the Basic Law Enforcement Training Class (BLET) of the Winston-Salem Police Department.  The weapon discharged in this incident is the personal property of Mr. Tish, and is not the property of the Winston-Salem Police Department.  Recruit Tish is using personal leave time to tend to the well-being of his family.

     Because this incident remains under investigation no additional information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or  Crimestoppers at 727-2800."

- A Police Report

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