MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Surry County sheriff’s deputies said a man was shot to death while he was reportedly attacking a woman at a home in Mount Airy.
According to deputies, Christopher “Jake” Montgomery Tulley was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head at a home at 244 Hiatt Road on Sunday night after a woman called 911 to report she had been attacked.
Deputies said they learned there was a “violent domestic assault” at the home in which the woman who reported the shooting was attacked by Tulley.
Another person who witnessed the attack tried to stop it, but could not, deputies said.
“After being unable to stop the assault and fearing that the (woman) would be killed, the (person) shot Tulley once in the back of the head with a .410 shotgun,” deputies said.
Deputies said the person who shot Tulley is cooperating with investigators.